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A kshullak (or kshullaka, lit. small or junior) is a junior Digambar Jain monk. A kshullak wears two garments as opposed to a full monk who wears no clothes. Specifically a Kshullaka is a Shravaka of the highest degree at 11th Pratima.
A kshullak is sometimes referred to by the earlier title Varni, even though Varni corresponds to the seventh Pratima.
Well known kshullakas include:
A Digambara Jain shravaka at the highest rank of 11th pratima is either a kshullaka or an ailaka. He is just one step below a full muni. His conduct is prescribed in Vasunandi Sravakachara and Lati Samhita.
A kshullaka wears a loin cloth (kaupina) and a white rectangular cloth as a wrap. An ailak uses only a loin cloth.
A kshullaka may live in a house or may be a wanderer. He may eat food placed in his palms, or from a container. He eats once a day. He may beg from a single house or from multiple ones.
A kshullaka may keep a yajnopavita and a shikha. In Jain tradition, Narada muni is assumed to be a Kshullak Jain monk.
- http://www.hindu.com/2006/05/14/stories/2006051404820300.htm Jain muni initiates his father into dharmic order
- Jinendra Varni, Jainendra Siddhanta Kosa, V.2, pages, 188-189
- Media related to Kshullak at Wikimedia Commons