Ashtapadatirtha, Aṣṭāpadatīrtha, Ashtapada-tirtha: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Aṣṭāpadatīrtha can be transliterated into English as Astapadatirtha or Ashtapadatirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)

Aṣṭāpadatīrtha (अष्टापदतीर्थ).—Here the sons of Ṛṣabha and many sages attained perfection. Indra erected three stūpas. Bharata built a caitya called Siṃha-niṣadya and twenty-four Jina images tohether with his own. The sons of Sagara dug a ditch, which was ultimately turned into a sea. Here Rāvaṇa was attacked by Bāli. Mount Aṣṭāpada (Kailāśa) is a great tīrtha.

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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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