Apapapuri, Apāpapurī: 4 definitions
Apapapuri means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Apāpapurī (अपापपुरी).—Near it is still to be seen a mountain cave reverberating with the voice of the antima-jina (Mahāvīra). In course of his peregrinations Mahāvīra came from Jṛmbhikā to the forest of Mahāsena. Eleven gaṇadharas, Gautama and the rest, were initiated here. Vardhamāna fasted here for two days, then imparted his last instruction, and having arrived at the toll-house of king Hastipāla, attained nirvāṇa.
It is here that MAhāvīra breathed his last. It was also at this place that the Buddha ate his last meal at the house of Cunda the smith and was attacked with dysentery. The Mallas used to reside here. The nine Malla chiefs to mark the passing away of the great Jina were among those that instituted an illumination on the day of the new moon saying, “since the light of intelligence is gone, let us make an illumination of material matter.” It seems that the city was situated near Rājgīr in Bihar. Mahāvīra left his mortal existence when he was dwelling in the palace of king Ṣaṣṭipāla of Pāvā.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Apāpapurī (अपापपुरी):—[=a-pāpa-purī] [from a-pāpa] f. Name of a town
2) [v.s. ...] also written pāpa-purī q.v.
[Sanskrit to German]
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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