Frequently Asked Questions

What is the meaning of Arihanta in the institute’s name?
Arihanta is an enlightened soul (jīva), worthy of worship, who has attained omniscience (supreme wisdom and clairvoyance) and perfect conduct, has eliminated all of the karmas that can be destroyed with penance and austerities, and is still in bodily form.
What is the significance of Arihanta Institute’s logo?
The images in the center of the Arihanta Institute logo are mantras symbolizing knowledge of the external, the internal and the Supreme. The three words in the lower part of the outer ring convey the interdependent significance of scholarship, knowledge and consciousness. For more details, visit the Arihanta Institute Logo page.