Bispanthi

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Bispanthi is a Digambar Jain sect[1][2] that follows the Bhattarakas.

Traditionally, Jains have had two prime sects of Digambara and Shwetambar. They were further subdivided into others on their thought schools. Where Digambar Terapanth professes 13 ways, the Bispanthis professed 20 ways to attain liberation. (Bis+panthi = Twenty+Follower of a way.)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Kumar Suresh; Tapash Kumar Ghosh; Surendra Nath (1996). People of India: Delhi. Anthropological Survey of India. p. 258–259. ISBN 978-81-7304-096-2. 
  2. ^ Carrithers, Michael; Caroline Humphrey (1991). The Assembly of listeners: Jains in society. Cambridge University Press. p. 205. ISBN 978-0-521-36505-5. 
  3. ^ Robert Montgomery Martin (1838). Behar (Patna city) and Shahabad: Volume 1 of The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India. W. H. Allen and Company. p. 216. Retrieved 10 December 2013.