Definition of Sthanakvasi
: a member of a Jain sect originating in 1473 that rejects the use of all images and idols
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Origin and Etymology of sthanakvasi
Sanskrit sthānakavāsin, from sthānaka secular place + vāsin living in, inhabiting; akin to Sanskrit tiṣṭhati he stands and to Sanskrit vasati he lives
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