Caturmas

Caturmas

June through September
The Jains follow an ancient Indian religion popularized by Mahavira. The name of the religion derives from jinas, meaning "spiritual victors." There have been 24 jinas so far in this age of the world, according to Jainism. Nonviolence, or ashima, is one of Jainism's primary tenets, and devout Jains go to considerable lengths to avoid harming other living beings, including adhering to a vegetarian diet.
Jains observe a retreat known as Caturmas during the rainy season in India, during which travel is curtailed and fasting is frequent. Some speculate that this tradition is based in the Jains' concern for the many small insects that come out during the rainy season, whom they do not wish to kill unnecessarily by traveling about.
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EncyRel-1987, vol. 7, p. 507
OxDictWrldRel-1997, p. 487
RelHolCal-2004, p. 195
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