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The growing prosperity of the Jain community in western India, engaged principally as merchants and bankers, allowed the commissioning of significant quantities of high-quality metal icons. As the custom of building large temple complexes became more widespread, so did the production of images and other objects associated with ritual and worship.
Jainism, one of the oldest religions to originate in India, has had a widespread influence in art, architecture, and sculpture through the subcontinent. Some of the popular temples and architecture can be seen in Western India – The Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves as well as the Dilwara temples.
One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation, disregards his own existence which is entwined with them
Michchhāmi Dukkadam is another greeting which requests forgiveness usually spoken after performing the annual forgiveness and repentance day ritual known as Samvatsari Pratikraman.
We are living in the times where our life is getting dictated by the forces beyond our control. Management of life has been a challenge in the present times. Despite the limitations of the times during which various ancient civilizations developed and prospered, some of their systems of management did marvellously well, probably with less of frustrations, stress, chaos, and terror that the mankind faces today even after having all the benefits of science and technology as well as the modern management.
Leshya, a unique concept in Jain metaphysics denoting light or radiation, links the dynamics of the soul (consciousness) and the karmic body with the psycho-physical activities performed by the physical body, and is believed to be associated with every conscious-being, Jeeva (except Ayoga Kevali and Siddha Jeeva). Jeeva in their mundane existence as worldly living-beings, constitute impure states due to association of souls with matter, which profoundly influence their behavior and evolution.
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