Glossary

Sthānaka-vāsin
Type of termDefinition
TermSthānaka-vāsin
Alternative TermsSthānaka-vāsins, Sthānakavāsī, Sthanakvasin, Sthanakvasi, Sthanakvasins, Sthanakvasis, Sthanakavasin, Sthanakavasi, Sthanakavasins, Sthanakavasis
Replaced with-
Short Description-
Long Description

The Sanskrit phrase meaning ‘hall-dwellers’ is used for a Śvetāmbara movement that opposes the worship of images and the building of temples. The term Sthānaka-vāsī, whose origin remains unclear, came into widespread use in the early 20th century. The movement's roots can be traced to the 15th-century reform movement initiated by Loṅkā Śāh, from which the founders of the Sthānaka-vāsī traditions separated in the 17th century. Sthānaka-vāsīns practise mental worship through meditation. The lay members venerate living ascetics, who are recognisable from the mouth-cloth – muhpattī – they wear constantly.

Term Language-
http://www.jainpedia.org/resources/glossary.html?cHash=c5e3d00d16e5aa38b7d23dca8e127ee0&tx_contagged%5Bsource%5D=default&tx_contagged%5Buid%5D=306 - All text is © JAINpedia / Institute of Jainology 2019 under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 licence The Jain universe online at www.jainpedia.org

Unless images are explicitly stated as either public domain or licensed under a Creative Commons licence, all images are copyrighted. See individual images for details of copyright.