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Ardhaharadvipa, aka: Ardhahāradvīpa, Ardhahara-dvipa; 1 Definition(s)

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Ardhaharadvipa means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ardhahāradvīpa (अर्धहारद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka), 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. Ardhahāradvīpa is also known as plainly Ardhahāra.

Ardhahāradvīpa 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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