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Causes for the rise of Buddhism and Jainism in 6th Century BC

What are the causes for the rise of Buddhism and Jainism in 6th Century BC? Numerous religious sects arose in the middle Gangatic plains in the second half of the 6th century B.C. Of these sects Jainism and Buddhism were the most important, and they emerged as the most potent religious reform movements. Causes of Origin Varna …

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Spread of Jainism

How did Jainism spread in India? In order to spread the teachings of Jainism, Mahavira organized an order of his followers which admitted both men and women. It is said that his followers counted 14,000 which is not a large number. Since Jainism did not very clearly mark itself out from the Brahmanical religion, it …

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Contributions of Jainism

What are the contributions made by Jainism? Jainism made the first serious attempt to mitigate the evils of the Vama order and the ritualistic Vedic religion. The early Jainas discarded Sanskrit language mainly patronized by the Brahmanas. They adopted Prakrit language of the common people to preach their doctrines. Their religious literature was written in …

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