About Jainism

Jainism is one of the oldest religions of world. It believes in a universe without beginning, without end and without creator.

To Know more about Food Restrictions that Jains follow please visit here. Rishabhdev, the first Tirthankar, is mentioned in Rig Veda, the oldest scripture of Hinduism believed to be at least 5000 years old. The last of the 24 Tirthankars of this cycle of time was Lord Mahavira. Jainism became prominent religion in India at the time of Mahavira , who was born in about 599 B.C. in the town of Vyshali,Β  (in the present day Bihar) in a royal family. At the age of 30 years Mahavira decided to leave his palace. For twelve years he practiced asceticism and meditated and ultimately started preaching.

Around 80 A. D. the Jainism was divided into two sects. The Svetambara or “white clad” and The Digambara or “sky clad”. The Svetambara are more liberal in their interpretation of Mahavirals teaching regarding nudity and allow their monks to wear a white garment. Women are also allowed in their religion and monasteries accepting the possibility that they may find salvation.Β  The Digambara are more traditionalists. They adhere to the old ideals that require their monks to go about naked. The Digambara sect believes that women have no chance of achieving salvation until they are reborn as men.

Ahimsa (Non-violence) is the basic philosophy of Jainism. Anekantvad (Non-absolutism) Syadvad (Relativity of truth) and Karma theory form the basis of Jain philosophy. The scriptures of Jainism are Agana (precepts) or Siddhantas- (treatises).Β  Jain code of conduct includes: Ahimsa (non violence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya (non-stealing), Aparigraha (non-possessiveness), and Brahmacharya (chastity). These are very similar to the Buddhist code of conduct.

Jainism does not believe in God as the creator of universe. The objective of Jainism is to make every effort for Moksha or Liberation from unending cycles of birth, death and re-birth and become a ‘Jina’. For Jains the Jina is God. Every human being and every living being has the potential to become Jina or God. Jainism never became a dominant religion in India but always had a peaceful co-existence with Hinduism and Buddhism.

There are about 4 million followers of Jainism in India, predominantly present in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan and also in Delhi, U.P, Karnataka & Madhya Pradesh.

56 comments for “About Jainism

  1. bharati shah
    May 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    i love jainism

  2. ankita mehta
    May 23, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    feel proud to be JAIN.

  3. ankita mehta
    May 23, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    feel proud to be JAIN.

    May 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    jainum jayanti sashnam. Jainism is really scientific way of religion.

  5. Suyashnimani
    May 24, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    i fill proud to be jain and i love jainism

  6. neetu jain
    May 26, 2011 at 5:18 AM

    good to have pure jain food recipes…………..keep sharing with many new recipes.

  7. Rashmi Shah
    May 26, 2011 at 6:39 AM

    i m loving it, jainam jayanti sashanam

  8. Jagruti Ashwin Doshi
    May 26, 2011 at 7:33 AM


  9. vineet jain
    May 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM

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  10. nina doshi
    May 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM


  11. madhavi doshi
    May 29, 2011 at 9:08 AM

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  12. Anonymous
    May 29, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Proud to be a JAIN

  13. garima jain
    May 31, 2011 at 4:41 AM

    (ahimsa parmo dharam) proud to be a jain

  14. krisnhna rupani
    May 31, 2011 at 6:50 AM

    jai jinendra
    thank u to u to give the recipe pure jain food

  15. neelam jain
    June 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    its an awesome experience to have such recipies….

  16. Minakshi Jain
    June 3, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    It is good way to have new,vegetarian recipes,Jain recipes,& promote Pure Vegetarian Food.Proud to be a JAIN

  17. June 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    jain rasepe ke bare me esme acha bataya gaya hai.

  18. June 16, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    love this food

  19. June 16, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    love jain food jai jainendra

  20. pinky
    June 21, 2011 at 9:14 AM


  21. pinky
    June 21, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    good food

  22. charmey shah
    July 4, 2011 at 7:12 AM

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  23. Sushama Kala
    July 7, 2011 at 6:29 PM


  24. Sushama Kala
    July 7, 2011 at 6:31 PM


  25. harish sagar
    July 17, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    ilike jain food

  26. August 7, 2011 at 5:36 PM

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  27. binal savla
    October 1, 2011 at 5:27 AM

    m proud to be jain and thanx for making jain receipes available on net.

  28. nehal
    November 18, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Proud to be jain..really lucky

  29. December 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    proud to be jain really lucky…..

  30. Anonymous
    December 29, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    jain food rocks

  31. Madhavi shrimal
    December 31, 2011 at 7:14 AM

    I LOVE THIS SITE.Many types of delicious jain recipes are there……this website will be very helpful to all jain people,i am proud to be part of this site.

    • December 31, 2011 at 2:29 PM

      Thank you Madhavi, I keep going because of such feedbacks.

  32. Mansi Shah
    January 6, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    am so glad to see a jain food website its so difficult to find pure jain recipes. Am gonna be married soon this site is helping me to learn new varieties too. way to go thank you!!!

    • January 6, 2012 at 10:14 PM

      Thanks Mansi for your feedback and all the best for your new life.

  33. Anonymous
    January 11, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    jain foods r healthy

  34. Shweta shah
    January 14, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Am newly married and settled abroad very far from mom and mother in law as well, so was thinking it will be difficult for me to prepare various pure jain dishes but after seeing this site am so happy………Good job..Thank you thanks a lot, please keep updatng new receipes πŸ™‚

    • January 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM

      Thank you Shweta so much

  35. Nishant Shah
    July 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Great Job Jain Foodie…Do keep adding new recipes…

  36. pina
    September 17, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    It’s so hard to search pure Jain recipes.I am so happy to see a Jain food website on net.
    Being a Jain i loved your website.Keep sharing with many new variety………….

  37. September 21, 2012 at 5:16 PM


  38. Khushi jain
    October 4, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Gud recipes…waiting fr new and exciting recipes

  39. Sapna Kothari
    October 20, 2012 at 4:01 PM

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  40. avisha jain
    November 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM

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  41. December 25, 2012 at 8:42 AM


  42. akshay chouhan
    December 31, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    it feels so great when we come to know there r so many jain followers.. Forget about the recepies but it feels so grt looking @ the response world wide…
    I’d b happy to help anytime:)

    February 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    proud to be a JAIN.

  44. k parekh
    May 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    it is embarrassing but so many recipes r with yogurt we do not eat yogurt can u please give us substitute

    • June 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      Hello Kirtibhai, Yogurt may be one of the integral parts in most of the recipes here. You can choose the ones which do not need yogurt. There is no replacement of Yogurt as as per our dharma we can have Yogurt which is also consumed during Tithi days.

  45. KD
    August 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Hi do you have a jain schezwan sauce recipe please ?

  46. September 7, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    I am literally shocked to see a website of this caliber related to Jainism
    Even the mobile site is awesome
    Hope in Jains online – Restored
    You have got yourself a regular visitor πŸ˜€

  47. Yogita
    September 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Finally I got site which resolves my queries in simple way

  48. sheetal
    May 27, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Jain food can b tasty that people like me r forced to change opinion of no recipe can taste good without garlic,onion,potatoes.thank you for sharing Jain national n international recipe

  49. Ketan Shah
    August 9, 2014 at 2:50 AM

    Jain Food Like

  50. Peter Nisbet
    March 14, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    I have been Vegan for just over 30 years and lately I have become interested in Jain Dharma.I try to live by the 5 anu vratas and chant the namaskara mantra a number of times daily.Living in Scotland I do not have contact with anyone of the Jaina faith.I have some books and I read them often,hoping that I will learn to live as a Jain.

  51. Dinesh Jain
    May 2, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Hi Guys,
    Let me know, if you guys are interested in making an android app for this site.
    It would be great to have you on every smart phone as well.
    People could share your recipes easily.
    You already have my email. Drop me a mail.

    – Dinesh Jain.

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