Jainism is an ancient religion from India. The founders of the Jain religion were the 24 Tirthankaras who mostly lived before recorded history.
The last of the Tirthankaras was Mahavira who was born around 540 BC.
Jains believe in Karma, and to attain spiritual advancement they follow five vows (vratas) which are: non-violence (Ahimsa), truthfulness, behaving honestly and never taking anything by force or theft, chastity and non-acquisition (limiting their possessions to what they need).
Jains are strict vegetarians, believing that animals and plants contain living souls.
Jains worship both at home and at a temple.
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