Idol of Kundakunda, the most revered Digambara acharya
Vidyasagar (Jain monk)

This is a list of Jain ascetics. The list include the names of ascetics who are known for their contributions to Jain philosophy and Jainism in general.

Digambara ascetics

Image of Acharya Amritchandra, author of the Jain text, Puruşārthasiddhyupāya
Acharya Gyansagar

Śvētāmbara ascetics



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