Airavatakshetra, Airāvatakṣetra, Airavatakṣetra, Airavata-kshetra: 1 definition
Airavatakshetra means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit terms Airāvatakṣetra and Airavatakṣetra can be transliterated into English as Airavataksetra or Airavatakshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Airāvatakṣetra (ऐरावतक्षेत्र) (or Airāvatavarṣa) is another name for Airāvata: one of the seven zones of Jambūdvīpa which is situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.2 [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.
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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Search found 3 books and stories containing Airavatakshetra, Airāvatakṣetra, Airavatakṣetra, Airavata-kshetra, Airāvata-kṣetra, Airavata-kṣetra, Airavata-ksetra, Airavataksetra; (plurals include: Airavatakshetras, Airāvatakṣetras, Airavatakṣetras, kshetras, kṣetras, ksetras, Airavataksetras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 3.28 - The nature of the other regions < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Verse 3.27 - The rise (regeneration) and fall (degeneration) < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Verse 3.10 - The seven divisions of Jambūdvīpa < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribhadra Suri (Study) (by Riddhi J. Shah)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)