Digambara

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Digambara

ascetic Jainist sect whose members went naked. [Jainism: NCE, 1392]
See: Nudity
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The report stated that illegal mining was being carried out in conspiracy with the state government, including the then CM Digambar Kamat, who pegged the losses to the state at about Rs 35,000 crore.
Throughout the history of Jaipur, the Digambar Khandelwals have gravitated more toward service professions, especially as bureaucrats of the pre-Independence Jaipur State and now for the Indian and Rajasthan governments.
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.
Sidhu, Governor of Goa, and Guests of Honour Digambar Kamat, Chief Minister; Nilkant Halarnkar, Minister of Tourism and Manohar Parrikar, Leader of Opposition.
After all, Lahore and Karachi were as much centres of classical music in the pre-independence era, as Mumbai and Kolkata - the legendary vocalist Vishnu Digambar Paluskar opened his first music school (which went on to become the renowned Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, with several branches) in Lahore, before he started one in Mumbai.
It is generally believed that the jain sangha divided into two major sects, Digambar and Svetambar; Digambar Jain monks do not wear clothes because they believe clothes are like other possessions, increasing the dependency and desire for material things, and desire for anything ultimately leads to sorrow.
Nakedness within Hindu ascetism is considered to connote a high form of detachment from the material world; thus nudity (known as digambar, "wearing the sky" in some monastic traditions) has become an important marker of achievement, and by extension, status.
The story of the conversion of the Salvis from the original Digambar Jain faith to the Shwetambar sect at the behest of the king following the intervention of Hemachandra, is recorded by Buhler and Fischer.
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.
Another figure linking music instruction and scholarship to a nationalist agenda was Vishnu Digambar Paluskar (1872-1931), who also actively promoted the idea of public concerts and alterations of repertory.