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JAI JINENDRA! ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: जय जिनेन्द्र Jaya Jinēndra) is a common greeting used by the Jains . The phrase means "Honor to the Supreme Jinas (Tirthankaras )"

The reverential greeting is a combination of two sanskrit words: Jai and Jinendra The word, Jai is used to praise somebody. In Jai Jinendra, it is used to praise the qualities of the Jinas (conquerors). The word Jinendra is a compound-word derived from the word Jina, referring to a human being who has conquered all inner passions and possess Kevala Gyan (pure infinite knowledge), and the word "Indra," which means chief or lord.

SEE ALSO

* God in Jainism
Jainism
* Mahavira
Mahavira

NOTES

* ^ A B Rankin 2013 , p. 37. * ^ Sangave 2001 , p. 16. * ^ Sangave 2001 , p. 164.

REFERENCES

* Rankin, Aidan (2013), "Chapter 1. Jains Jainism
Jainism
and Jainness", Living Jainism: An Ethical Science, John Hunt Publishing, ISBN 978-1780999111 * Sangave, Vilas Adinath (2001), Aspects of Jaina religion (3rd ed.), Bharatiya Jnanpith, ISBN 81-263-0626-2

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