Glossary

Śrāvikā
Type of termDefinition
TermŚrāvikā
Alternative TermsŚrāvikās, śrāvikā, shravika, shravik, Lay woman, Lay women, Laywoman, Laywomen
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'Hearer’ of the teaching. This commonly refers to the Jain lay woman, who follows the teachings of the 24 Jinas and is not a member of the clergy or a religious order. The masculine form is śrāvakā.

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