Ashvasena, aka: Aśvasena, Ashva-sena; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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The Sanskrit term Aśvasena can be transliterated into English as Asvasena or Ashvasena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Aśvasena (अश्वसेन).—A son of Kṛṣṇa and Satyā (Nāgnicit).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 13.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Ashwasena (अश्‍वसेन): Five mighty arrows shot by Karna

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Aśvasena (अश्वसेन) is the father of Pārśvanātha, the twenty-third of twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras in Janism, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri). A Tīrthaṅkara is an enlightened being who has conquered saṃsāra (cycle of birth and death), leaving behind him a path for others to follow.

The wife of Aśvasena is Vāmā according to Śvetāmbara or Varmilā according to Digambara. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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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