Anarpita: 2 definitions

Introduction

Anarpita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Anarpita (अनर्पित).—A classification of vimāna;—Anarpita is the type in which the different talas of the prāsāda are built with a small narrow gap in between so that one can walk around each of the talas.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living

Anarpita (अनर्पित) refers to “secondary importance” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.32.—What is the meaning of anarpita? Literally it means of secondary importance. Thus these are attributes which even those existing in an entity and yet the speaker does not want to express them at a particular point of time.

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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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