Anahillapura, Anahilla-pura: 1 definition


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Source: Tessitori Collection I

Anahillapura (अनहिल्लपुर) 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 Anahillapura 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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