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Digambara

ascetic Jainist sect whose members went naked. [Jainism: NCE, 1392]
See: Nudity
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Jain guru Sagar is a saint of Digambar sect, where monks do not wear clothes as a manifestation of their indifference to earthly emotions such as shame and also because they are not allowed any worldly possessions.
There has been relatively little social interaction among Shvetambars and Digambars in Jaipur, but this is due to social caste- and class-based distance, not due to any important doctrinal differences.
Goa CM Digambar Kamat has declared assets of Rs 3.23 crore.
Digambar believers are allowed just two possessions, a broom made of peacock feather, and a gourd.
Bowing to intense public pressure, six months after taking office as chief minister, Digambar Kamat had announced the scrapping of SEZ projects.
Digambar Kamat at an impressive presentation ceremony at Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa.
There is no reason to worry," chief minister Digambar Kamat said.
Sati-narratives are told in ancient and medieval Jain texts and are among the most popular and widely known of Jain literature among renouncers and laity in both of the main Jain sects, Svetambar and Digambar. (2) In Hinduism, the term sati is most often used to denote a faithful wife (also called a pativrata)--and in some contexts refers to the ritual burning of a widow on the funeral pyre of her husband; but, in Jainism, the term refers to a "virtuous woman" who is either a faithful wife or female renouncer.
A comparison is made of this exchange with Digambar gifting of food to renouncers, and a range of Hindu prestations involving the transfer of demerit (pap) in order to maximize the donor's ontological status.
Digambar Kamat, leader of Opposition, also greeted the people celebrating the festival and wished for happiness and prosperity of all.
The accused include Itusingh Pawar, the main accused; Bharat Lahudkar, principal; Digambar Karat, teacher; Swapnil Lathe, laboratory assistant; Narayan Ambore, dormitory superintendent; Deepak Kokre, assistant; Vijay Kokre, clerk; Lalita Vajire, women superintendent; and cooks Manthan Kokre and Raut Maushi.