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Jain Upashray: Religious Centres

The place or abode where the Jain Sadhus and Sadhvis stay or reside in separate apartments and perform worship, is called Upashray. Shravakas, Shravikas, and even children visit the Upashray every day and perform spiritual and religious activities such as Samayik and Pratikraman. Separate Upashrayas are meant for men and women. Men approach Sadhus; and women approach Sadhvis and seek their guidance for their spiritual endeavors. The Upashray is called Paushadh Shala or Vasati in the technical language.