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Why does Skyclad redirect here when there are two articles actually CALLED Skyclad! 68.108.115.69 08:24, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

I have removed the ridiculous redirection. Nobody who types in the term Skyclad would expect to or want to read an obscure subject with an obscure title relating to Jainism. Either they are looking for the band or they are looking for the concept from which the band took its name from. --60.241.170.216 (talk) 14:38, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

What does sky-clad acually mean? -Wookipedian (talk) 18:50, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

It means nudism for a spiritual purpose. The expression comes from India, as this article explains. I also came here from a redirect. I think it should lead to the disambig page. There should also be an article on Spiritual nudism, if there is not already. Steve Dufour (talk) 16:05, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
IP editor, while a Hindu sect may seem obscure to you, I assure you there are far more Jains in the world than Wiccans. It's from the Sanskrit concept that Gardner got the idea for his nude rituals in Wicca. Gardner took a lot of things from Hinduism. Though in Hindu works I've seen it phrased as, "clad with the sky." - CorbieV 18:18, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Digambar -> Digambara[edit]

My suggestion it to rename this article from Digambar to Digambara. -Abhishikt 01:25, 7 October 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Abhishikt (talkcontribs)

Something's wrong here[edit]

My understanding of the word 'Digambar' is that it is a compound word with 'Dhik' - to deny, to refuse, to discard and 'Ambar' - which I assumed to have something to do with clothes. Digambars are naked, which means that they reject clothes. This is corroborated by the translation of Digambar as 'sky-clad', which means that 'dig' - sky and 'ambar' - clad, since Shwetambar means 'white clad' and ambar is the common factor. This is not what the web is saying. According to the web/popular belief, which is probably where these interpretations came from, 'ambar' means sky, which is contrary to what I said earlier. My interpretation would work with Shwetambar's translation as white-clothed people.

So yeah, it most definitely does not mean sky-clad. The only reason I'm not changing it myself is because I'm not certain what ambar means. My Sanskrit is rusty. - Flapit (talk) 11:09, 25 November 2010 (UTC)


Dig in english means Direction and Ambar means Clothes. So, Dig+Ambar = Directions + Clothes (Dishayen hi jinka Vastra hai) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richajain.asm (talkcontribs) 11:43, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

sect subsect tree[edit]

I have added collapsable sect-subsect tree in Denomination Section, based on reference book which is cited and also looked some books on Google Books to improve it. Please make suggestions and improve it further. --Nizil (talk) 07:22, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Page has been Vandalized[edit]

The page has suffered a major changes from single user using multiple user IDs ,most of them are blocked. Rahul_RJ_jain

Rahuljain2307

He also goes with name

Rahul Jain

The Rahul Jain

I request you to restore the page to earlier version. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gauravjns (talkcontribs) 10:35, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello Gaurav, thank you for raising your concerns. Rahul is one WikiProject Jainism's finest editors. The version of the article before his edits may seem longer, but it had no reliable sources. Rahul's edits properly formatted this article and also gave it reliable sources. However, I do understand your point, that some of the information from an older version actually belongs to this article. I have added back in a decent portion of that information with reliable sources. Please feel free to add in additional reliable sources. I did not add the following back in, because I felt it wasn't necessary-

--Aayush18 (talk) 18:39, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ Glasenapp, Helmuth (1999). Jainism: An Indian Religion of Salvation. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 382. ISBN 8120813766, 9788120813762 Check |isbn= value (help). Retrieved 27 November 2012.