Jainism, (जैन धर्म) , is a religion and philosophy originating in the prehistory of South Asia. Now a minority in modern India with growing communities in the United States, Western Europe, Africa, the Far East and elsewhere, Jains have continued to sustain the ancient Shraman (श्रमण) or ascetic tradition.
Those women sadhus, or Sadhvis, part of the Shvetambars order, believe that women can attain liberation and that there are still untampered-with texts.
mardi 28 novembre 2006
Morning Start. Mysore
On january 1st, I went away from Mysore to Brindavan, a 22 km walk, with a group of 8 women Saddhus. It's still night time. Before leaving, we went to the Jain temple where they prayed before leaving. ( Previous images)