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An ancient Prākrit homage to the five types of illumined personages worthy of reverence in the Jain worldview.
Ṇamo arahaṃtāṇaṃ – I honor the Arhats (those illumined Jinas or Tīrthaṇkaras).
Ṇamo siddhāṇaṃ – I honor the siddhas (those who have achieved mokṣa).
Ṇamo āyariyāṇaṃ – I honor the Ācāryas (the Jain spiritual leaders).
Ṇamo uvajjhāyāṇaṃ – I honor the Upādhyāyas (the Jain spiritual teachers).
Ṇamo loe savva-sāhūṇaṃ – I honor the monks and nuns of the world.
Eso pañca ṇamokkāro savva-pāvappaṇāsaṇo
maṃgalāṇaṃ ca savvesiṃ paḍhamaṃ havai maṃgalam
This fivefold salutation destroys bad karma and obstacles. And...
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