Glossary

Pratikramaṇa
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TermPratikramaṇa
Alternative TermsPratikramana, Pratikraman, pratikramaṇ
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'Introspection’ in Sanskrit. The elaborate ritual of confession and repentance that involves reciting liturgical texts and performing set gestures at dawn and dusk. It is one of an ascetic's six daily duties – āvaśyaka. For many lay people, pratikramaṇa is the essence of Jainism.

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