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The 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 include…

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Kelting, M. Whitney, “The Process of Pilgrimage”, 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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