Introduction For Tristutik Jain Sangh
Tristutik was an origin of Tapa Gachchha of shvetambar sect of Jainism.
It was established in 1194 A.D. ( Vikram Samvat 1250.) It was known as Agama Gachchha in ancient times.
'The TRISTUTIK' Gachchha was reformed by Acharya Rajendrasuri.
As in the Tristutik' way of worship, there is only devotion to Jain Tirthankar, they do not believe in worshiping other gods known as "devi-devata" like Padmavati, Bharava, Gantakarna, Manibhadra etc during the rituals like Pratikraman, Samayik, Bhaavanusthans.
They respect them as extraordinary living beings & sadharmik and do remember and honour in special rituals of Derasar Pratistha, Big Pujas etc.
This sect of Jainism is also in the Murtipujaka deravasi division of Shvetambar.
In 1880 A.D., as the leader of the Tapa Gachchha, Dada Guru Rajendrasuri ji led a movement to restore orders of wandering monks, leading to near extinction of the Jain Yati institutions. Afterward he restored shraman sanstha by reopening of Agam gachchha or Samakit gachchha, which is now known as Soudharm Brahat Jain Swetamber Rajendrasuri "Tristutik" Jain Sangh. He opposed worship of other gods and goddesses in spite of Jain Tirthankars. Jainism in his own words- "Jainism is society-oriented and condemns individualism