Published: 16.04.2005
Updated: 29.08.2012
Samaṇa, Shraman, Shramaṇa, Śramaṇ, śramaṇ, śramaṇa, śṛamaṇic, श्रमण

Sanskrit: श्रमण (śramaṇa); Pāli/Prakrit: समण (samaṇa),

a wandering monk in certain ascetic traditions of ancient India, including Jainism, Buddhism, and Ājīvika religion (now extinct). Famous śramaṇa include religious leaders Mahavira and Gautama Buddha.


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