Jainism is an ancient religion in India prescribing the path of non-violence. The philosophy of the religion promotes practice of self-effort to move the soul up the spiritual ladder and attain divine consciousness. Jain people are vegetarian and follow strict rules related to avoiding selective foods. They are adherent advocates of their way of life and encourage others to adopt the non-violent way of life. Matrimony is scared in the Jain community and they are believers of endogamy. Their marriages are conducted as per ancient traditions and rituals mentioned in their texts.