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Temples, Icons, and Pūjā
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Jain temples are among the most conspicuous manifestations of Jainism in India’s public spaces. Often quite lavishly appointed and maintained, they typically receive substantial financial support from wealthy Jain businessmen, who make contributions to the renovation, upkeep, a…

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Babb, Lawrence A., “Temples, Icons, and Pūjā”, 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: 20180514

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