Hinduism and Jainism in Marwari Culture : Practices of dual religion
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The culture shapes the religious values, faith, and belief system. Among them, Marwari culture is the one that reflects its identity and values with the duo of Hinduism and Jainism. The practices, rituals, language, food, and music reflect its ideologies as per Hinduism traditional values and give Jainism practices space to include within it. The effect of the mixture of these two religions on the Marwari community assessed with this study in the Nepalese Marwari context. The study investigates the impact of religious collision, especially (Hinduism and Jainism) on Marwaris culture. The study examines the determinants for their cultural decisions, rituals, and practices. The qualitative research shows the similarities and differences that these religions have formed in the Marwari culture. This research focuses on the Nepalese Marwaris residing in Kathmandu, Nepal, who perceive their culture from a religious perspective. It includes the analysis of the Hindu-Jain religion's impact on these Marwaris. It also clarifies the Jain minorities Marwaris for coping with Hindu majority Marwaris. Further, this research will provide a base for conducting future research in this area on a large scale.