Jainism: The Basics
These sites offer quick summaries on
Jainism and the basic principles.
Jain World (Education)
Jain Center of Greater Boston
Jain Super Sites
These are sites with a large number
of articles and books compiled using extensive efforts.
The Jain Calendar is complex. The
following link offers a great guide to Jain calendar and festivals.
Jain Calendar (Colorado State University)
Jainism for Children
The following web sites for children
are fun and exciting:
Variety of Jain teaching material
Guide to teaching Jain School/Pathshala
There are numerous books on Jainism.
Some are available here for free download:
Texts:Some excellent sources for
scholarly books and articles are here:
The following links guide you to
hundreds of Jain temples and pilgrimages (Tirthsthans).
http://www.jainsamaj.org/– Along with excellent
information about several temples, this web site offers biographical
information about Jain priests, and a matrimonial database.
The following web sites have many of
the Jain mantras, sutras, and prayers. These prayers are in Hindi with English
translation. The meanings of these sacred prayers are also given.
Excellent site for online streaming pujä with temple graphics
Aarti and Mangal Dipa
A collection of mantras
http://www.wuistudio.com- Devotional Psalm and
Jain Audio: Jain Sutras and Lectures
These web sites provide hundreds of
lectures and sutras in audio format.
The following web sites are links to
the popular magazines and back issues.
If you are interested in discussing
Jainism, the following web sites are for you. Many engaging and interesting
discussions, all about Jainism, happen here.
Would you like to be more involved
in Jainism? Along with visiting your local Jain Centers, you can also join the
various Jain organizations in your area.
Federation of Jain Associations in
North America (JAINA)
JAINA is the main Jain organization
in North America with over 60 Jain centers and 30 subcommittees. JAINA’s vision
is to Live and Share a Jain Way of Life (JWOL).
Young Jain Professionals
The Young Jain Professionals is a
group of people who focus on increasing the awareness and understanding of
Jainism amongst the Jain working professionals in North America.
Young Jains of America
This organization is for Young
Jains. They hold a convention once every two years.
Young Jains of Singapore
Young Jains UK
Jains in Australia
Intermediate & Special Interest
Books:You can search university
libraries, web-based booksellers and some lists:
Printed Jain Books in English.htm
Rituals and Symbols: Ritual
descriptions and symbolism can be found here:
Images:You can find free clip-art at
Many beautiful images can be seen at
Jain Names: There is even a list of
Jain baby names:
Jainism: Jain Principles,
This Jain web site has an
easy-to-use links section which contains links to several articles and other Jain
Harvard Pluralism Project
A refreshed web site with links to
Essence of Jainism
Has information about Shrimad
Rajchandraji and the Atma-Siddhi.
Excellent site to visit for an
introduction to Jainism, lyrics, recipes, and ecards.
The following web sites focus on
vegetarianism. Note that not all vegetarian recipes are suitable for Jains who
have taken higher Vrats (vows).
Vegetarianism & Ahimsa:There are
many excellent sites like
Veggies Unite provides information
on vegetarianism and includes vegetarian recipes, a discussion board, and many
articles may provide valuable information.
Vegetarianism in a Nutshell
Offers details about being a
vegetarian, as well as specifics regarding vitamins and simple food
Promotes people choosing the vegan
food habits, and provides vegans with information about what to eat for meals.
Focuses on vegan products ranging
from food, clothing, and vitamins.
The following web sites focus on
vegetarianism and delicious vegetarian recipes. Note that not all vegetarian
recipes are suitable for Jains who have taken higher Vrats (vows).
Animal Cruelty and Ahimsa
The American Society For the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The ASPCA is another organization
that urges the prevention of cruelty to animals. This site offers information
about adopting animals as well as pet nutrition and national shelter
Ahimsa of Texas
Ahimsa of Texas is an organization
promoting kindness to all life, with the primary focus on eliminating the
euthanasia of healthy animals in our community shelters and animal pounds.
Ahimsa: The Real Right to Live
This Ahimsa site offers religious
perspectives from various other groups.
Web Resources (html file
for the above sites)