The place or abode where the Jain Sadhus and Sadhvis
stay or reside in separate apartments and perform worship, is called
Upashray. Shravakas, Shravikas, and even children visit the Upashray every
day and perform spiritual and religious activities such as Samayik and
Pratikraman. Separate Upashrayas are meant for men and women. Men approach
Sadhus; and women approach Sadhvis and seek their guidance for their
spiritual endeavors. The Upashray is called Paushadh Shala or Vasati in
the technical language.