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Śvetāmbara Annual Festivals
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This article focuses on the annual festivals of the Śvetāmbara Mūrtipūjaka (“Icon-Worshipping”) Jains of western India. It describes lay observances, both those that are independent of and those that intersect with mendicant observances, thus not focusi…

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Cort, John E., “Śvetāmbara Annual Festivals”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2590-2768_BEJO_COM_032672>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20180710



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