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Jain is the title and name given to an adherent of Jainism. The term has its origin in the Sanskrit term jina ("conqueror" or "victor"). This article lists prominent individuals who have self-identified as a follower of Jainism.
Ascetics [ edit ]
Acharya Tulsi (Jain Acharya,9th Acharya of Jain Swetamber Terapnth Community, Poet, Thinker, Scholar)
Acharya Shantisagar -First Jain Acharya of 20th century
Acharya Vidyasagar - Jain Acharya of the 20th century
Acharya Hemchandra - Jain Acharya
Acharya Mahaprajna - Jain Acharya, scholar, thinker
Acharya Rajendrasuri - Jain Acharya of the 20th century
Acharya Mahasharman - 11th Acharya of Jain Swetamber Terapnth Community.
Acharya Vijay Vallabh suri
Adikavi Pampa - poet, one of the "three gems of Kannada literature".
Anand Rishiji Maharaj
Andayya - Kannada poet [1 ]
Bhadrabahu - Jain Acharya from Bengal and teacher of Emperor Chandragupta
Haribhadra - 12th century philosopher [2 ]
Kanji Swami [3 ] - 20th century philosopher/mystic [4 ]
Mahendra Suri - Sanskrit astrologer
Ranna - poet, one of the "three gems of Kannada literature".
Sadhvi Kanakprabha - Present Head of nuns & samanis in Shvetamber Terapanths sect
Shrimad Rajchandra [5 ] - 19th century philosopher/mystic [6 ]
Sri Ponna - poet, one of the "three gems of Kannada literature". He was honoured by the title Kavichakravarthi for his prowess and domination of the Kannada literary circles at that time.
Vijayanandsuri - Guru of Acharya Vallabsuriji
Virasena - 9th century mathematician
Muni Mahendra Kumar- Jain Muni, Professor, Thinker, Orator, Writer, Translator, Commentator of Jain Sacred Sources.
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Acharya Kundakunda - Jain scholar monk, 2nd century CE, composer of spirituals such as: Samayasara, Niyamasara, Pancastikayasara, Pravacanasara, Atthapahuda and Barasanuvekkha.
Siddhasena Divakara - Author of Sanmatitarka Prakarana
Banarasidas - Poet, Spiritualist and Thinker. Composed the Banarasivilasa, Nataka Samayasara and his magnum opus, Ardhakathanaka, the first ever autobiography in Hindi literature.
Nathuram Premi - Publisher and scholar of Jainism, founder of Hindi Granth Karyalay and Manikchandra Jain Granthamala, historian, researcher, social reformer and editor of Jain Mitra and Jain Hitaishi'
Bhagchandra Jain 'Bhaskar' - Scholar of Jainism, Buddhism, Religious Studies and Ancient Languages. He is a recipient of the President's (Rastrapati) Award and has written over 40 books and published more than 300 research papers.
Bal Patil - Author, Journalist, Jain activist and ex-member of Minority Commission, Government of Maharashtra [26 ]
Padmanabh Jaini - Author. Professor Emeritus Berkeley University
Kumudendu Muni - Author of Siribhoovalaya. [27 ]
Acharya Pujyapada Swami
Bhattakalanka Deva - Kannada grammarian [28 ]
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Padma Shri Awardees [ edit ]
Padma Bhushan Awardess [ edit ]
Padma Vibhushan Awardees [ edit ]
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References [ edit ]
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