Ahamindra, Aham-indra, Ahamimdra: 4 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)
Ahamindra (अहमिन्द्र) is an epithet of the incarnation of Vimalavāhana as a God in palace Vijaya in the Anuttaravimānas, according to chapter 2.1 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly: “Vimalavāhana became a god in the palace Vijaya in the Anuttaravimānas, with a life-period of thirty-three sāgaras. With a body a cubit tall, white as moon-beams, an Ahamindra, free from arrogance, adorned with beautiful ornaments, always free from opposition, placed on a beautiful couch, not going to another place, not making an uttaravaikriya (body), beholding the lokanāli through a wealth of clairvoyant knowledge, he experienced the highest bliss indicative of the bliss of emancipation”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Ahamindra (अहमिन्द्र):—[=aham-indra] [from aham] m. Name of a divine being, [Dharmaśarmābhyudaya]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Ahamindra (अहमिन्द्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ahamiṃda.
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.
Ahamiṃdra (ಅಹಮಿಂದ್ರ):—[noun] (Jain.) the soul that which is born in the Graivēyaka region of the world.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Ahamimdratana, Ahamimdratva.
Full-text: Ahamimda, Ahamma, Graiveyaka, Sumanasa, Yashodhara, Pritinkara, Sudarshana, Amogha, Anuttara, Subhadra, Suprabuddha, Saumanasa, Suvishala, Uttaravaikriya.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 4.21 - Motion, stature, attachment and pride < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Verse 4.26 - Two final births < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Foreword by Dr. Chakravarthi Nainar Devakumar
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 9: Ninth incarnation as a god < [Chapter III - Eighth incarnation as Vajrāyudha]
Part 9: Abhinandana’s marriage < [Chapter II - Abhinandanacaritra]
Part 1: Previous birth of Maghavan as Amarapati < [Chapter VI - Śrī Maghavacakravarticaritra]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.38.5 < [Sukta 38]
Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
6d. Hymn to Put a Woman to Sleep < [Chapter 2 - The Strīkarmāṇi Hymns of the Atharvaveda]