Gujarat; 1 Definition(s)

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Gujarat has a very rich and artistic heritage with a number of pilgrimage which are of varied culture. Gujarat derives its name from the Prākrit word ‘gurjara raṭṭa’ means ‘the land of the ‘gurjaras’. It is believed that tribe of gurjaras migrated to India around 5th century. The history of Gujarat dates back to 3500 years.

Source: Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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