Aishanakalpa, Aiśānakalpa, Aishana-kalpa: 2 definitions
Aishanakalpa 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 term Aiśānakalpa can be transliterated into English as Aisanakalpa or Aishanakalpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Aiśānakalpa (ऐशानकल्प) is synonymous for Aiśāna, referring to a heavenly abode (kalpa) inhabited by Kalpopapanna gods, according to Jain cosmological texts in both the Śvetāmbara and Digambara tradition. The Kalpopapannas (‘those born in the heavens’) represent a sub-species of the Vaimānika gods, which in turn represents the fourth main classification of devas (gods). In the Aiśāna-kalpa, bodily coition is still performed and the associated leśyā is fiery. There are ten such kalpas being ruled over by sixty-four Indras (heavenly kings).
In Jain iconography, the associated animal symbol of the Aiśānakalpa is a buffalo (prakrit: mahisa, sanskrit: mahiṣa). These animals are depicted in a cosmological text of the Śvetāmbara tradition known as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna (“jewel of the compilation”), also known as the Trailokyadīpikā (“illumination of the triple world”), written by Śrīcandra in the 12th century.
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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Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Aiśānakalpa (ಐಶಾನಕಲ್ಪ):—[noun] (Jain.) one of the heavens.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 4.33 - The minimum lifetime in Saudharma and Aiśāna kalpa < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Verse 4.7 - The pleasures of the celestial beings < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Verse 4.29 - Lifetime in the first two Kalpa among the heavenly beings < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: Incarnation as Vajrāyudha (introduction) < [Chapter III - Eighth incarnation as Vajrāyudha]
Part 20: Sanatkumāra’s installation as Cakravartin < [Chapter VII - Sanatkumāracakricaritra]
Part 4: Birth ceremonies of Ṛṣabha < [Chapter II]