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,  (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.  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).  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.

Comments

57 responses to “About Jainism”

  1. bharati shah

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  2. ankita mehta

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  3. ankita mehta

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  4. MANISH N SHAH

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

  5. Suyashnimani

    i fill proud to be jain and i love jainism

  6. neetu jain

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

  7. Rashmi Shah

    i m loving it, jainam jayanti sashanam

  8. Jagruti Ashwin Doshi

    VERY PROUD TO BE A JAIN LOVE ITS PRINCIPALS OF AHINSA VERY MUCH

  9. vineet jain

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  10. nina doshi

    I AM PROUD BCOZ I AM JAIN. I LOVE JAINISM.

  11. madhavi doshi

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  12. Anonymous

    Proud to be a JAIN

  13. garima jain

    (ahimsa parmo dharam) proud to be a jain

  14. krisnhna rupani

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

  15. neelam jain

    its an awesome experience to have such recipies….

  16. Minakshi Jain

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

  17. jain rasepe ke bare me esme acha bataya gaya hai.

  18. love this food

  19. love jain food jai jainendra

  20. pinky

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  21. pinky

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  22. charmey shah

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  23. Sushama Kala

    GARV SE KAHO HUM JAINEE HAIN….JIOO AUR JINE DO

  24. Sushama Kala

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  25. harish sagar

    ilike jain food

  26. Proud to be halri visa oswal

  27. binal savla

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

  28. nehal

    Proud to be jain..really lucky

  29. proud to be jain really lucky…..

  30. Anonymous

    jain food rocks

  31. Madhavi shrimal

    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.

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

  32. Mansi Shah

    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!!!

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

  33. Anonymous

    jain foods r healthy

  34. Shweta shah

    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 🙂

    1. Thank you Shweta so much

  35. Nishant Shah

    Great Job Jain Foodie…Do keep adding new recipes…

  36. pina

    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. Khushi jain

    Gud recipes…waiting fr new and exciting recipes

  38. Sapna Kothari

    Luv d recipes

  39. avisha jain

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  40. I LOVE JAINISM. IT’S WAY IS TOTAL DIFFERENT THAN OTHER GENERAL RELIGION

  41. akshay chouhan

    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:)

  42. MANISH .K. SHAH

    proud to be a JAIN.

  43. k parekh

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

    1. 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.

  44. KD

    Hi do you have a jain schezwan sauce recipe please ?

  45. 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 😀

  46. Yogita

    Finally I got site which resolves my queries in simple way

  47. sheetal

    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

    1. Thanks Sheetal.

  48. Ketan Shah

    Jain Food Like

  49. Peter Nisbet

    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.

  50. Dinesh Jain

    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.

  51. You are a very intelligent individual!

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