Glossary

Nemi
Type of termDefinition
TermNemi
Alternative TermsNeminātha, Ariṣṭanemi, Neminath, Neminathsvami, Neminathswami
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The 22nd Jina of the present age, also called Ariṣṭanemi. His symbolic colour is blue or black and his emblem the conch. There is no historical evidence of his existence.

The Jains hold that Nemi is the cousin of the Hindu god Kṛṣna. The tale of his renunciation and jilting of his fiancée Princess Rājīmati are famous among the Jains.

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