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Resources - Jainism Basics, Literature, Philosophy

Jainism: The Basics

These sites offer quick summaries on Jainism and the basic principles. 

Alternative Religions 

Jainism (BBC)

Jainism (Angelfire)

Jain Center of Northern California

Jain Center of Greater Boston

Jain World

Jainism (Harvard)

Jain Super Sites

These are sites with a large number of articles and books compiled using extensive efforts.

Jain World

Tera Panth

Jain Calendar

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:

Jain Alphabet

Jain Stories

Variety of Jain teaching material

Guide to teaching Jain School/Pathshala

Jain Stories

Jain Literature

There are numerous books on Jainism. Some are available here for free download:

Jain Database (

Jain World: Scriptures and Sacred Books


Some excellent sources for scholarly books and articles are here:

Jain Pilgrimages

The following links guide you to hundreds of Jain temples and pilgrimages (Tirthsthans).

Pilgrimage India

Jain Samaj

Along with excellent information about several temples, this web site offers biographical information about Jain priests as well as a matrimonial database.

Archaeology, Art and Architecture


History of Jainism

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