- the earlier of the two principal Jain sects, whose members went naked.
Origin of Digambara
< Sanskrit: naked
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If this trait is an old one, Sakra is here represented as a digambara, as he in fact is.The Gtakaml
His doctrine was closely allied to Jainism, especially the Digambara sect, but was probably more extravagant and anti-social.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)
The Commentator explains this term here by digambara, which is the usual designation of a Buddha mendicant.Hindu Law and Judicature
The name Digambara signifies sky-clad, and Swetambara white-clad.
The Jains are divided into the above two principal sects, the Digambara and the Swetambara.