Amarapati, Amara-pati: 7 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Amarapati in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Amarapati (अमरपति) is the name of an ancient king from Mahīmaṇḍala and a previous incarnation of Maghavan, according to chapter 4.6 [śrī-maghava-cakravartin-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:—“In this same Bharata in the city Mahīmaṇḍala there was a king, named Amarapati, in Vāsupūjya’s congregation. Sole lord of the lordless, best of kings, he was attentive to right behavior, like a good Sādhu to right-conduct. He did not strike his people at all, even with a flower-stalk; he only guarded them carefully like a new flower. [...] One day, noble-hearted and wise, he (i.e., Amarapati) abandoned the kingdom like a disease, after he had given fearlessness to all, and became a mendicant. [...]”.

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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»] — Amarapati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amarapati (अमरपति).—&c. 'The lord of the gods', epithets of Indra; प्रेमदत्तवदना- निलः पिवन्नत्यजीवदमरालकेश्वरौ (premadattavadanā- nilaḥ pivannatyajīvadamarālakeśvarau) R.19.15. शान्तं पापं न वः किंचित् कुतश्चिदमराधिप (śāntaṃ pāpaṃ na vaḥ kiṃcit kutaścidamarādhipa) Rām.2.74.22. sometimes of Śiva and Viṣṇu also,

Derivable forms: amarapatiḥ (अमरपतिः).

Amarapati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amara and pati (पति). See also (synonyms): amarādhipa, amarendra, amareśa, amareśvara, amarabhartā, amararāja.

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

Amarapati (अमरपति).—m.

(-tiḥ) Indra. E. amara, and pati lord; also similar compounds, as amarādhipatiḥ, amareśaḥ, &c.

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

Amarapati (अमरपति):—[=a-mara-pati] [from a-mara > a-mamri] m. idem

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

Amarapati (अमरपति):—[amara-pati] (tiḥ) 2. m. Indra.

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Amarapati 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Amarapati in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Amarapati (ಅಮರಪತಿ):—[noun] Indra, the king of gods.

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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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