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Answered 2010-01-28 02:35:51

Jainism was founded by Vardhamana, or otherwise known as Mahavira, in 6th century BC. He founded Jainism in India. He apparently founded Jainism as a response to the Verdic Religion, which required animal sacrifices. Jainism main belief is non-injury to all living organisms, or ahimsa. There is not a main god that created everything, but there are minor gods for different parts of life.

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