Anahilla, Aṇahilla: 3 definitions

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Anahilla means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

Anahilla (अनहिल्ल) or Anahillapura is the name of an ancient city, according to the Pañcāsarapārśvanātha (dealing with Pārśva in Jain literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Pañcāsar (Pañcāsara) Pārśvanātha temple, in Patan, was got to be constructed by Vanarāja when the new capital Anahilla-pura was founded in 746 CE. Pañcāsar is the name of a village to the southwest of the town which was the native place of Vanarāja. This temple is an extremely important sacred place.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Aṇahilla (अणहिल्ल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aṇahilla.

Aṇahilla has the following synonyms: Aṇahila.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Aṇahilla (अणहिल्ल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇahila, Aṇahilla.

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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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