Prem Suri

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Acharya
Prem Suri
Official name Acharya Prem Suri
Religion Jainism
Personal
Born Premchand
Pindwada, Rajasthan
Religious career
Predecessor Buddhi Vijaya
Successor Ramchandrasuri

Acharya Prem Suri was a Jain Svetambar Murtipujaka Acharya. He belonged to the Tapa Gaccha sub-sect. After his death, his tradition was divided into two; led by Ram Chandra Suri and Bhuvan Bhanu Suri respectively. His tradition has the largest number of monks in Svetambara murtipujaka sect.

He was a disciple of Jain monk named Acharya Dansuriji. Along with Vijayanandsuri, Dharma Vijay and Nitin Suri, he reformed Samvegi monks.[1]

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  1. ^ Flügel, Peter (2006). "Demographic Trends In Jaina Monasticism". Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues. Taylor & Francis. pp. 312–398. ISBN 978-0-203-00853-9. 

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