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In Samavasarana of the Tirthankara, aryikas sit in the third hall.

Aryika is the term used to refer female monastic (nun) in Jainism.[1]


Describing the conduct of aryikas, Champat Rai Jain in his book, Sannyāsa Dharma writes:


Gyanmati Mataji is a Jain nun having the rank of Ganini Pramukha.[3]

See also


  1. Jaini 1991, p. 39.
  2. Jain, Champat Rai (1926), Sannyasa Dharma, p. 141,  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "World's Tallest Idol Of Jain Teerthankar Lord Rishabhdeva To Be Sanctified", DNA, 11 February 2016<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>