Glossary

Śvetāmbara Terāpanthin
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TermŚvetāmbara Terāpanthin
Alternative TermsTerāpanthī, Terāpanthin, Terāpanthins
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A subsect of the Śvetāmbara Sthānaka-vāsin, which originated in Rajasthan in the 18th century. The Terāpanthin do not worship images. One of the sect's best-known leaders was Ācārya Tulsī, who created a new category of ascetics in 1980. These samaṇ and samaṇī are allowed to travel using mechanised transport and to use money.

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