21 terms

Temple & Rituals

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Nissihi
Renouncing worldly thoughts when entering the temple
Namo Jinanam
I salute the Jina (Tirthankar)
Gabharo
Inner temple area (with the murtis)
Darshan
Focused mental worship of Jain murtis
Puja
Worship, either internal or involving materials of different significance, done at the temple
Dravya Puja
Devotion with physical substances
Chaityavandan
A form of puja done internally (bhava), involving prayers praising the Tirthankars and periods of stillness
Nav Anga Puja
Anointing nine different parts of an idol (murti) of a Tirthankar with sandalwood
Agra Puja
Pujas completed outside of the ghabaro (away from the murtis)
Murti
An idol or statue of a Tirthankar
Khamasamna
Touching the ground with both knees, both hands, and the forehead, done 3 times before Chaityavandan
Saathio
Design made of uncooked rice grains, incorporating the swastika, three jewels and Siddhashila
Significance of incense in puja
To get rid of false faith
Samyag Darshan
Right faith
Samyag Jnan
Right knowledge
Samyag Charitra
Right conduct
Significance of rice (akshat) puja
Aiming to escape the cycle of birth and death
Shikhar
The dome at the top of the temple, above the Gabharo
Kayotsarga
Renunciation of the body for a certain period of time/maintaining absolute stillness; a form of nirjara
Samayik
Meditating and maintaining equanimity, usually for 48 minutes
Pratikraman
A ritual done during Samayik involving repenting for past sins and asking for forgiveness
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