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Process of Pilgrimage
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This article focuses on the rationales, structures, and broader practices of pilgrimage within the Jain tradition. In a general sense, pilgrimage is a ritual practice of traveling to locations of great religious power or significance in order to obtain the benefits of contact with those sources. Pilgrimage combines asceticism and devotion. Asceticism …

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Kelting, M. Whitney, “Process of Pilgrimage”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Edited by: John E. Cort, Denison University, Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Knut A. Jacobsen, University of Bergen, Kristi L. Wiley, University of California, Berkeley. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190206

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