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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 focusing on the annual cycle of the mendicants.1 Onl…

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Cort, John E., “Śvetāmbara Annual Festivals”, 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 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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