Jaina Worship and Rituals: Ancient and Medieval India
Chanchreek, K.L. & Jain, Mahesh (Eds.)
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Book ID : 26190
ISBN-10 : 81-88658-63-4 / 8188658634
ISBN-13 : 978-81-88658-63-3 / 9788188658633
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
xi, 251p., Bib., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Jaina worship and rituals. 2. Jainism and Yaksha worship. 3. Jaina Puja: some aspects. 4. Status of women. 5. Sati in Jaina literature. 6. Jain relativism with Hinduism and Buddhism. 7. Jaina Sacred Centres (Tirthas). 8. Jaina declaration on nature.
The present study "Jaina Worship and Rituals" traces the Jaina way of worship, observance of specific rituals and fasts, besides celebration of fairs, festivals and festive occasions since ancient days. Jains only worship five worshipful ones, alongwith some godlings-specifically Yaksha and Yakshis who are 48 attending guards of the 24 Tirthankaras. Through worship, observance and participating in institutionalized festive occasions, the majority of ordinary laymen and women, youth and children satisfy their religious hunger, gratify religious sentiments, give vent to their religious zeal and identify their moral requirements. Jainism does not believe in any supreme being, supernatural powers, incarnation, Gods and Goddesses. But it looks strange and paradoxial that many of them have faith in the worship of paradisical figures similar to Hinduism. Jains perform worship of chosen deities before their images. There are no signs of infidelity. In Jainism, the principal objects of worship are the five worshipful ones (Panch-Parameshthins)-the Arhats, the Siddhas, the Acaryas, the Upadhyayas and the Sadhus.