Water fasting is a type of fasting in which the practitioner consumes only water. One may water fast for a variety of reasons, including medical and religious requirements.
Fasting is very popular among Jains and as a part of festivals. Most Jains fast at special times such as birthdays, anniversaries, during festivals, and on holy days. Jains maintain a strict water-only fast for 8 to 10 days, during the days of Paryushan.
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