Antaradvipa, Antaradvīpa, Antara-dvipa: 3 definitions

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General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Antaradvipa in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Antaradvīpa (अन्तरद्वीप) refers to the 56 regions near Mount Kṣudrahimavat and Mount Śikharin, situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-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:—“The Mlecchas are free from (knowledge of) virtue and vice, and also those born in the Antaradvīpas. The 56 Antaradvīpas are as follows: Half of them are to the east and west of Kṣudrahimavat in the four intermediate directions, beginning with northeast. [...] In this same way there are 28 at Mount Śikharin. Added together, there are 56 in all”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Antaradvipa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Antaradvīpa (अन्तरद्वीप).—(m.; = Pali °dīpa; Sanskrit *antar-dvīpa). island in the midst (of a body of water): Mahāvastu i.221.6 = ii.23. 11 (prose).

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

Antaradvīpa (अन्तरद्वीप):—[=antara-dvīpa] [from antara] m. Name of the seven Dvīpas south of Bhārata-varṣa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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