Angavijja, aka: Aṅgavijjā; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Angavijja means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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)

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Aṅgavijjā (अङ्गविज्जा) is the name of a Jaina work; written by an unknown author or authors. It is work of importance for reconstructing India’s history of the first four centuries after Christ. It is an encyclopedic work for highlighting the cultural materials it contains.

Source: ISJS: Study Notes (Vol. 1)
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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aṅgavijjā : (f.) palmistry and other prognostications from the marks on the body.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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