In addition, political turmoil in the East African states forced a second migration of a number of Indians—to the U.K., Canada, and America. There are around 4,000,000+ followers of Jainism with the majority population based in India. It replaces the swastika with an om because the former is not considered a pious symbol in the western world. 4,451,753 (Males 2,278,097; Females 2,173,656) out of the total population of India 1,210,854,977 (males 623,270,258; females 587,584,719). In 2017, it was reported that there are 17,000 Jains in the U.K., 12,000 in Canada, and almost 80,000 in the U.S.  He established multiple Jain centers, including International Mahavira Jain Mission popularly known as Siddhachalam. Jains have made new communities in the UK, in East Africa (especially Kenya), and in the United States and Canada. Manastambha at Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP), Rishabhantha idol at Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP), Lord Mahaviraswami idol at Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP), Lord Adinatha at Franklin Township derasar, Idol of devi at Franklin Township Derasar, Namokar Mantra at Terapanti shrine of Franklin Township Derasar, Federation of Jain Associations in North America and Siddhachalam, Watts, Tim J. Adherents of Jainism first arrived in the United States in 1944. , Many Jains in the United States are professionals. JAINA is an acronym for the Federation of Jain Associations in North America, an umbrella organization of 71 Jain Centers representing 150,000 members in USA and Canada; with a mission to preserve, practice, and promote Jain Dharma and Jain Way of Life. Meanwhile, Jain said the COVID-19 positivity rate in the national capital has decreased by 45 per cent since November 7. , According to The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, "Most American Jains agree that the sectarian streams of Jainism that have been significant in India for 2,000 years are fast losing their currency in 20th century America...The sectarian divisions of the Jain tradition have been left behind as Jain Americans concentrate on the difficult task of appropriating the tradition in a new environment." In 1893, Virachand Gandhi became the first Jain delegate to visit the United States, representing Jainism in the first ever Parliament of World Religions. Federation of Jain Associations in North America, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Jain center of Northern California, Milpitas, California, Jain Sangh of New England, Burlington, Massachusetts, Jain Center of Greater Boston, Norwood, Massachusetts, "Virchand Gandhi, A Gandhi Before Gandhi", https://books.google.com/books?id=8dvGJjBHXYsC&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=Jain+monk+travel+sushil&source=bl&ots=b-vEc78VI7&sig=zZRiP56zp0UOKYyS33teEGPNsag&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwix-4jYh7HVAhXDWT4KHSdNAG8Q6AEIYTAP#v=onepage&q=Jain%20monk%20travel%20sushil&f=false, https://www.parmarth.org/pujya-sadhviji-gives-keynote-at-closing-of-the-jaina-convention/, https://pluralism.org/unity-the-american-context, "US' Rice University to offer post-doctoral fellowship in Jain studies", Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA), Births of U.S. states and territories by race/ethnicity, Race and ethnicity in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jainism_in_the_United_States&oldid=987438150, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Articles using infobox ethnic group with image parameters, Wikipedia external links cleanup from December 2019, Wikipedia spam cleanup from December 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Jain Temple of Pennsauken Township (Cherry Hill), New Jersey, The Western Order of Jainism by Nathubhai Shah of London (Jain Journal Vol XXX1, No 1 July 1996), Jains and Their Religion in America: A Social Survey by Dr. Bhuvannendra Kumar (Jain Journal Vol XXX1, No 1 July 1996), This page was last edited on 7 November 2020, at 01:37. He gave several lectures about Jainism at Harvard University and established a Jain center in New York City. The Jain community in India represents an affluent and influential minority of the population.  There are almost 100 distinct Jain congregations in the United States. In order of population they are: New Jersey, New York, California, Ontario, Michigan, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Most Jain centers are complexes that include a main temple housing Digambara and Śvētāmbara images, libraries, meeting rooms, guest rooms, and so forth.  As the first practicing Jain to speak publicly in the United States on Jainism, he is a key figure in the history of American Jainism. "The positivity rate for RT-PCR tests was 30 per cent on November 7. It has come down to 15.84 per cent.
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