Anuvrata, aka: Aṇuvrata, Anu-vrata; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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1a) Anuvrata (अनुव्रत).—A son of Śrutakīrti.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 5.

1b) The son of Kṣema, ruled for 64 years.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 271. 25.

1c) A class of people in Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 27.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Aṇuvrata (अणुव्रत) refers to “minor vows” and represents one of the two types of vows (vrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.2.—What is meant by minor vows (aṇuvrata)? Partial abstinence from the five sins is called minor vows. How many types of minor vows are there? There are five types of minor vows namely non-violence (ahiṃsāṇuvrata), speaking the truth (satyāṇuvrata), non-stealing (acauryāṇuvrata), celibacy (brahmacaryāṇuvrata) and non-possession (aparigrahāṇuvrata).

According to the Tattvārthasūtra 7.20, what is meant by minor vow (aṇuvrata)? Aṇu means small or partial. Therefore minor vows mean small or partial vows. Why the vows of a householder (agārī or agārin) are called minor vows? As the vows observed by a householder lack complete abstinence from sins, therefore they are called minor vows.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
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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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