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2) Why is Jainism known a transtheistic religion? Examine its transtheistic nature is reflected in its art and architecture.

Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2) Why is Jainism known a transtheistic religion? Examine its transtheistic nature is reflected in its art and architecture. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

This topic is in our Topic List.  Moreover, a question on Jainism might be asked due to recent Mahamastakabhishek of the monolith statue of Lord Gommateshwara (held once in 12 years). 

Key demand of the question:

First examine why Jainism is known as transtheistic religion (3-4 reasons). Secondly, examine in detail various art and architecture that depict Jainism as transtheistic religion. Second part is given to make you think and find an answer which you may not find in one source. 

Directive Word:

Examine –   Your opinion is not needed here. Just examine relevant facts and present in your answer as they are. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write that ideology of Jainism has had profound impact on its art. Also write its enduring significance. 

In the body, in TWO parts, address demand of the question: First, why it’s called transtheistic religion and how its unique nature has affected art and architecture. In the second part, divide it into 3-4 parts (each for Art, temple architecture, cave architecture etc)

In the conclusion, write about relevance and significance of Bahubali as an embodiment of peace and non-violence (as it’s in news).