Jain Flag - Jainism Flag Adinath Temple Adinath Bhagwan
Adinath Bhagwan
Our History
Jain Festivals
Stavan / Songs
Jain Pilgrimage
Teerth Yatra
Business Listings

Jainism History
24 Tirthankaras | Literature | Jain Tirth | Namokar Mantra

The values of Jain religion are based on five vows viz.- non-violence, devotion to truth, non-stealing, celibacy and non-possession. The entire life style of the Jain Shravak and the Jain Sadhu emanates from these vows and the foremost is non-violence.

Bhagwan Mahavir said,

"If you kill someone, it is yourself you kill. If you overpower someone, it is yourself you overpower. If you torment some one, it is yourself you torment. If you harm someone, it is yourself you harm."

A wise man knows this and so he does not kill, nor does he overpower or torment anyone.


Lord Mahavir's preaching was orally complied by his disciples into many texts. This knowledge was orally transferred from acharyas (gurus) to the disciples over the course of about one thousand years. In olden times, monks strictly followed the five great vows of Jainism. Even religious scriptures were considered possessions and therefore knowledge of the religion was never documented. Also, during the course of time many learned acharyas (elder monks) complied commentaries on the various subjects of the Jain religion.

Around 500 A.D., which was one thousand years after Lord Mahavir's nirvana (death), Jain acharyas realized that it was extremely difficult to keep memorizing the entire Jain literature complied by the many scholars of the past and present. In fact, significant knowledge was already lost and the rest was polluted with modifications and errors. Hence, they decided to document the Jain literature as known to them. In this time period two major sects, namely Digambar and Swetambar, were already in existence. A thousand years later (1500 A.D.), the Swetambar sect divided into three subsects known as Swetambar Murtipujak, Sthanakvasi, and Terapanthi. Differences exist among these sects in their acceptance of the validity of the documented Jain scriptures and literature.


Agam Literature

This consists of original scriptures complied by Gandharas and Srut-kevalis. They are written in the Prakrit language.

Non-agam Literature

This consists of commentary and explanation of Agam literature and independent works, complied by elder monks, nuns, and scholars. They are written in many languages such as Prakrit, Sanskrit, Old Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannad, Tamil, German, and English.

website desiging company india
Jainism History Jainism Principles Jain - Jainism - Tirth - Teerth
Every soul is divine and has the potential to achieve God-consciousness.
Any soul which has conquered its own inner enemies and achieved the state of supreme being is called “jina”


There is no overarching supreme being, divine creator, owner, preserver or destroyer. Every living soul is potentially divine and the Siddhas, those who have completely eliminated their karmic bonds to end their cycle of birth and death, have attained God-consciousness.


Sammed Shikharji
Mangi Tungi

24 Tirthankara - Tirthankar Jiyo Aur Jine Do..... (Mahavir Bhagwan)
Bhagwan Rishabha (Adinath) Ji
Bhagwan Ajitnath Ji
Bhagwan Sambhav Nath Ji
Bhagwan Abhinandan-Nath Ji
Bhagwan Sumatinath Ji
Bhagwan Padmaprabha Ji
Bhagwan Suparshvanath Ji
Bhagwan Chandra-Prabha Ji
Bhagwan Pushpadanta Ji
Bhagwan Shitalnath Ji
Bhagwan Shreyamsanath Ji
Bhagwan Vasupujya Ji
Bhagwan Vimalnath Ji
Bhagwan Anantanath Ji
Bhagwan Dharmanath Ji
Bhagwan Shantinath Ji
Bhagwan Kunthunath Ji
Bhagwan Aranath Ji
Bhagwan Malinath Ji
Bhagwan Munisuvrata Ji
Bhagwan Naminath Ji
Bhagwan Neminath Ji
Bhagwan Parshvanath Ji
Bhagwan Mahavira Ji