Who is the Founder of Jainism in India?
Jainism was born in India about the same period as Buddhism. It was instuted by Mahavira (c.599 – 527 BC) in about 500 B.C. The name jainism derives from the Sanskrit verb ji, “to conquer.” Jainism is an independent and most ancient religion of India. The Jains were divided into two distinct groups, ‘Digambaras’ and ‘Shwetambaras’. The philosophy for both groups, remain the same, but one among the difference between both groups is that Digambaras were stark naked, and Shwetambaras dressed themselves in white. Jainism is the practive of an ethic way of life and has been in existence since the ancient times.