With reference to the religious practices in India, the “Sthanakvasi” sect belongs to
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]
- Sthanakavasi is a sect within the Svetambara tradition of Jainism.
- It was established in 1653 AD by Lavaji, a merchant.
- One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Sthanakavasi sect is their belief that idol worship is not necessary for the purification of the soul or the attainment of Nirvana/Moksha.
- They hold the view that other practices and principles are more important in the spiritual journey.
Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.