With reference to the religious practices in India, the “Sthanakvasi” sect belongs to

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]

(a) Buddhism

(b) Jainism

(c) Vaishnavism

(d) Shaivism


Answer: (b)

Explanation:

  • 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.

 

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