Agnibhuti, Agnibhūti, Agni-bhuti: 8 definitions


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General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Agnibhuti in Jainism glossary
Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Agnibhūti (अग्निभूति) is the name of the second gaṇadhara (group-leader) of Mahāvīra.— Agnibhūti was the middle brother of Indrabhūti. After getting the answer for his doubt on ‘Puruṣādvaita’ from Lord Mahāvīra, he along with his 500 students, at the age of 46, accepted the mendicant conduct. Wandering as a mendicant for 12 years, he attained pure knowledge. Being a kevalī for 16 years, during the Lord's lifetime he attained liberation after observing a month's fast at Guṇaśīla-caitya.

All these gaṇadharas (for example, Agnibhūti) were Brahmins by caste and Vedic scholars. After taking initiation, they all studied the 11 Aṅgas. Hence, all of them had the knowledge of the 14 pūrvas and possessed special attainments (labdhis).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agnibhuti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnibhūti (अग्निभूति).—a. produced from fire.

-tiḥ [अग्निरिव भूतिरैश्वर्यं यस्य (agniriva bhūtiraiśvaryaṃ yasya)] Name of a pupil of the last Tīrthaṅkara.

-tiḥ f. the lustre or might of fire.

Agnibhūti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and bhūti (भूति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnibhūti (अग्निभूति).—m.

(-tiḥ) A proper name. One of the pupils of the last Jaina saint. E. agni and bhūti superhuman power; equal to Agni.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnibhūti (अग्निभूति):—[=agni-bhūti] [from agni] m. Name of one of the eleven chief pupils (gaṇadharas) of the last Tīrthakara. (see also, [Pāṇini viii, 2, 107, ][vArttika] 2, [Patañjali])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnibhūti (अग्निभूति):—[bahuvrihi compound] m.

(-tiḥ) A proper name, viz. one of the pupils of the last Tīrthakara, belonging to the family of Gotama and being one of the eleven chiefs of the gaṇas or companies of the Jaina Ṛṣis. E. agni and bhūti (superhuman power): equal to Agni.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnibhūti (अग्निभूति):—[agni-bhūti] (tiḥ) 2. m. Name of a sage.

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Agnibhuti in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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