Glossary

Gaṇadhara
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TermGaṇadhara
Alternative Termsgaṇadhara, Gaṇadharas, gaṇadharas
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'Supporters of the order'. This term is used for the first mendicant disciples of a Jina. They are able to understand his teachings properly and can pass them on. A gaṇadhara leads his own group of ascetics until he becomes enlightened.

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