Aryadesha, Āryadeśa, Arya-desha: 6 definitions


Aryadesha 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.

The Sanskrit term Āryadeśa can be transliterated into English as Aryadesa or Aryadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Āryadeśa (आर्यदेश) refers to an “honourable place”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Also when a corporeal [soul] who is complete, having consciousness, with five senses [and] possessing limbs thus comes into being among the plants and animals then it is not because of a very small diminution in shameful deeds. When sentient beings attain here the human state endowed with attributes characterized by place, birth, etc. [com.—an honourable place (āryadeśaḥ), an honourable birth (āryajātiḥ), it is characterised beginning with them (tadādilakṣitam)] that is because of the insignificance of [their] actions, I think”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aryadesha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āryadeśa (आर्यदेश).—a country inhabited by the Āryas.

Derivable forms: āryadeśaḥ (आर्यदेशः).

Āryadeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ārya and deśa (देश).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āryadeśa (आर्यदेश).—[masculine] country inhabited by Aryans.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āryadeśa (आर्यदेश):—[=ārya-deśa] [from ārya] m. a region inhabited by Āryans or followers of the Āryan laws, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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Aryadesha in German

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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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