Published: 01.09.2008
Updated: 21.01.2016
Upashak, Upasika, Upāsaka

Worshipper, votary.

Upasak (male), Upasika (female)

The members of the Jain Terapanth society are settled in far flung areas. Whilst Saints (Sadhu, Sadhvi, Saman and Samani) cover a large number of centres, still a lot of areas remain uncovered. This gap is filled by the trained UPASAKS, who travel to designated areas particularly during PARYUSHAN festival and conduct the religious programmes for the benefit of the society.

One who has been trained in Upasak-shivir can only be defined as Upasak. This shivir is held for 9 days. Generally it is held during August-September. Place and time are informed whenever it is suitable.



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