Taran Panth

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NisaiJi: Samadhi of Taranswami, built by Tarachand Mallusav, 1817[1]

The Taran Panth or Taranapanthi sect of Jainism was founded by Taran Svami in Bundelkhand in 1505 CE.[2]

Commentaries on six of the main texts composed by Taran Svami were written by Brahmacari Shitala Prasad in the 1930s. Commentaries on other texts have also been done recently. Osho (Rajnish), who was born into a Taranpanthi family, has included Shunya Svabhava and Siddhi Svabhava as among the books that influenced him most.[3]


  1. ^ A Fifteenth-Century Digambar Jain Mystic and his Followers, John E. Cort, in Studies in Jaina History And Culture: Disputes and Dialogues By Peter Flüge, Taylor & Francis, 2006, p. 285
  2. ^ Smarika, Sarva Dharma Sammelan, 1974, Taran Taran Samaj, Jabalpur
  3. ^ "Books I have Loved". Osho.nl. Retrieved 2012-04-21.