Yapaniya was a Jain order in western Karnataka which is now extinct.
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The first inscription that mentions them by Mrigesavarman (AD 475-490) a Kadamba king of Palasika who donated for a Jain temple, and made a grant to the sects of Yapaniyas, Nirgranthas (identifiable as Digambaras), and the Kurchakas (not identified).
According to Darshana-Sara, they were a branch of the Svetambara sect, however they were regarded to be Digambara by Swetambar authors. The Yapaniya monks remained naked but followed some Svetamabar views. They also possessed their own versions of texts that have been preserved in the Svetambar tradition.
- "Yapaniyas". Jainworld.com. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
- Jainism in South India and Some Jaina Epigraphs By Pandurang Bhimarao Desai, 1957, Published by Gulabchand Hirachand Doshi, Jaina Saṁskṛti Saṁrakshaka Sangha