Glossary

Upāśraya
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TermUpāśraya
Alternative TermsUpashraya, upashray, mendicant dwelling-hall, mendicant lodging-hall, mendicant dwelling-halls, mendicant lodging-halls, mendicant lodgings, mendicant lodging, dwelling-hall, lodging-hall
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Dwelling-hall near a Jain temple where wandering ascetics stay. They may stay for a short time during their travels or for the long rainy season. There is usually a main room where lay Jains come to listen to sermons. Lay people may also perform fasts here, such as upadhāna tapas or rituals such as posadha that involve leaving household activities for a while.

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