Jain dharma, like Hinduism and Buddhism, is seen as a reaction to Brahmanism's orthodox beliefs and doctrines. It is one of the three oldest religions in the world, having its origins on the Indian subcontinent. Jainism is an ancient life philosophy that says that all living species are equally valuable and that humans have no right to harm them for their gain. It encourages people to live in religious peace and to have the proper convictions and behaviours. Origin of Jain dharma According to historians and religious tradition experts, Jainism first appeared in eastern India between the 7th and 5th century BCE. Buddhism originated in this region, as did other practices that renounced the world and challenged the ritualistic Brahmanic schools. Asceticism, abstaining from home and social activities, and obtaining divine enlightenment via one's efforts were all advocated by the Jain teachers. There are excellent teachers who, through their pravachan or written texts, can assist you in gaining an understanding of Jain Bhagwan. Is there a founder of Jainism? Jains do not believe in a historical founder for their religion. The first historical Jain figure is Parshvanatha, who lived in the 7th century BCE and formed a society based on the principle of abandoning all worldly concerns. The last Thirthankara, the last teacher of right faith, wisdom, and practice, is Mahavira. Note You can look for books about Jainism online if you want to learn more about the profound teachings and philosophy of the Jain Tirthankaras. Jain arti is something that would fascinate you. You could also consider attending some of the great Jain preachers' pravachans.