Jai Jinendra

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Jai Jinendra! (Sanskrit: जय जिनेन्द्र Jaya Jinēndra) is a common greeting used by the Jains. The phrase means "Honor to the Supreme Jinas (Tirthankaras)"[1]

The reverential greeting is a combination of two Sanskrit words: Jai and Jinendra

The word, Jai is used to praise somebody. In Jai Jinendra, it is used to praise the qualities of the Jinas (conquerors).
The word Jinendra is a compound-word derived from the word Jina, referring to a human being who has conquered all inner passions and possess Kevala Gyan (pure infinite knowledge), and the word "Indra," which means chief or lord.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Rankin 2013, p. 37.
  2. ^ Sangave 2001, p. 16.
  3. ^ Sangave 2001, p. 164.

References[edit]

  • Rankin, Aidan (2013), "Chapter 1. Jains Jainism and Jainness", Living Jainism: An Ethical Science, John Hunt Publishing, ISBN 978-1780999111
  • Sangave, Vilas Adinath (2001), Aspects of Jaina religion (3rd ed.), Bharatiya Jnanpith, ISBN 81-263-0626-2