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Ardhahāra, aka: Ardhahara; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Ardhahāra means something in Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Ardhahāra can be transliterated into English as Ardhahara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ardhahāra (अर्धहार) is the shorter name of Ardhahāradvīpa, one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) which is encircled by the ocean named Ardhahārasamudra (or simply Ardhahāra), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born.

Ardhahāra is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

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