Jainism is a religion that prescribes a path of non violence towards all living beings and emphasizes spiritual independence and equality between all forms of life. Principles enunciated by a “Jina” constitutes Jainism . The word “Jina” means the conqueror or the victorious one i.e. one who has conquered the worldly passions by ones’ own strenuous efforts. Bhagwan Rishabha was the first Jina hence he is often called Adi-Natha , the first lord. He was also the first Tirthankar and was followed by 23 others. Bhagwan Mahavir was the 24 th and the last Tirthankar.
Terapanth is a religious sect under Shwetambar Jain. It was founded by Acharya Shri Bhikshu in Vikram Samvat 1817 i.e. on Saturday the 18 th day of June, 1760 at Kelwa , Rajasthan.The name Terapanth was derived from “Tera” meaning (thirteen) principles stressed upon by Acharya Shri Bhikshu i.e. five Mahavratas (great vows) , five Samitis (regulations) and three Guptis (controls or regulations). Terapanth is finely organized under the principle of “EK GURU AUR EK VIDHAAN.” Terapanth had a succession of only 11 Acharyas from the founder Acharya Shri Bhikshu to the present Acharya Shri Mahashraman.
Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad (ABTYP) is a youth forum that unites the Terapanth youth from the age of 21 to 45 years the world over. The formation of this organization was due to vision and able efforts of Acharya Shri Tulsi. The ABTYP has its wings spread all across the country with more than 325 branches which execute the vision of the present Acharya Shri Mahashramanji . The vision of ABTYP is to generate opportunities and chances for the youth so that they can interact with the world
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