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Jain Mantras
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As in Hinduism and Buddhism, the recitation of mantras is a fundamental component of Jain ritual culture. In all three of these traditions,

[a] mantra is a formula or sound with a fixed and prescribed form, to be used according to certain rules and in prescribed circumstances, and empowered with a general or specific efficacy acknowledged by the tradition wherein it is used. (Padoux, 1990, 379.)

In Jainism, the San…

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Gough, Ellen, “Jain Mantras”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2590-2768_BEJO_COM_043518>
First published online: 2020



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