(Sanskrit = sky clad)

One of the two major doctrinal divisions amongst Jains, they believe that nudity is mandatory and that women are incapable of becoming enlightened — which means that women have to upgrade their karma and hope for rebirth as men.

As opposed to the more feminist Shvetambara (white clad) order, who hold that nudity is optional and that women can become enlightened.
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