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With reference to the religious practices in India, the 'Sthanakvasi' sect belongs to
(a) Buddhism
(b) Jainism
(c) Vaishnavism
(d) Shaivism



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The 'Sthanakvasi' sect belongs to Jainism. The Sthanakvasi sect is a sub-sect of the Shvetambara branch of Jainism. They follow strict principles of non-violence, truthfulness, celibacy, non-possession, and asceticism. The Sthanakvasis emphasize meditation and believe in attaining liberation through self-discipline and spiritual practices. They are known for their practice of staying in 'sthankas' or temporary shelters during their religious pursuits.


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