Timeline

Selected events and periods in Jain history

Scroll along the timeline using either the main pane or the thinner summary pane below.

An icon by itself indicates an event. An icon with a line indicates that the event took place over a period of time. Click on the icon, event line or caption to see more details.

Note that the timeline is not at a constant scale. When events are close in time, they are spread out across a more detailed scale for easier viewing.

Key to timeline

Event in Jain history

 

Event or period according to Jain tradition

 

Event or period in Indian history

Event or period in the Digambara sect

 

Event or period according to Digambara tradition

 

Event or period in world history

Event or period in the Śvetāmbara sect

 

Event or period according to Śvetāmbara tradition

CE = Common Era
BCE = Before the Common Era
VS = Vikrama-saṃvat – the Vikrama era

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