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Ardhahāravaradvīpa, aka: Ardhaharavara-dvipa; 1 Definition(s)

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Ardhahāravaradvīpa 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 Ardhahāravaradvīpa can be transliterated into English as Ardhaharavaradvipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ardhahāravaradvīpa (अर्धहारवरद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka), encircled by the ocean named Ardhahāravarasamudra (or simply Ardhahāravara), 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. Ardhahāravaradvīpa is also known as plainly Ardhahāravara.

Ardhahāravaradvīpa 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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