Digambar (sky-clad) is one of the two main sects of Jainism, the other is Svetambar. The word digambara is made up of two words 'dig' and 'ambar', the person whose clothes (ambar) is the directions (dig). The digambar have a stricter interpretation of Jainism than other sects.
Vows of a monk[change | change source]
Every Digambara monk is required to follow 28 vows (vrats) compulsory.
|Number||Vows of Digambar Monk|
|1-5||Five great vows (Mahavrat)|
|6-10||Fivefold regulation of activities|
|11-15||Strict Control on five senses|
|16-21||Performing six essential duties|
|22||Not to take bath|
|23||Not to use tooth powder to clean teeth|
|24||To take rest only on earth or wood pallet|
|25||Eat food in standing posture|
|26||To consume food & water once in a day|
|27||To pull out hair by hand|
|28||To be nude (digambar)|
- Fivefold regulation of activities (samiti)
- Control of speech - Not to criticise anyone.
- Control of thought
- Regulation of movement - To prevent killing of small living beings.
- Care in lifting things
- Examining food and drink before consuming.
References[change | change source]
- Jain 2012, p. 144.