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Jainism, also known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion. Jainism traces its spiritual ideas and history through the succession of twenty-four Tirthankaras, with the first in the current time cycle being Rishabhadeva, whom the tradition holds to have lived millions of years ago, the twenty-third Tirthankara Parshvanatha, whom historians date to the 9th century BCE, and the twenty-fourth Tirthankara Mahavira, around 600 BCE. Jainism is considered to be eternal dharma with the Tirthankaras guiding every time cycle of the cosmology. The three main pillars of Jainism are ahiṃsā, anekāntavāda, and aparigraha.[1]


  1. "Hinduism - Wikipedia". wikipedia.org. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism.