Kharataragaccha, Kharatara-gaccha: 2 definitions



Kharataragaccha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kharataragachchha.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Kharataragaccha (खरतरगच्छ) refers to one of the most important Śvetāmbara monastic orders.—(cf. Kharataragacchapaṭṭāvalī). The Kharataragaccha is especially rooted in Rajasthan (Jaisalmer, Bikaner, etc. are often referred to).

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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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