Bhadrashala, aka: Bhadra-shala, Bhadraśāla; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Bhadraśāla can be transliterated into English as Bhadrasala or Bhadrashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Bhadraśālā (भद्रशाला) refers to a type of hall having a frontroom or a drawing room. It is used throughout Vāstuśāstra literature.(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
General definition (in Jainism)
Bhadraśāla (भद्रशाल) is the name of a grove resembling a surrounding wall and situated at the base of mount Meru, which lies at in the center of Jambudvīpa. Jambūdvīpa sits at the centre of madhyaloka (‘middle world’) is the most important of all continents and it is here where human beings reside.(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism
Bhadraśāla (भद्रशाल) or Bhadraśālavana is the name of a forest situated on mount Sumeru, which lies at the centre of Jambūdvīpa: the tree enveloping the continent of Jambūdvīpa: the first continent of the Madhya-loka (middle-word), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.10.—There are four forests (vana) on Sumeru Mount. They are called Bhadraśāla, Nandanavana, Saumanasavana and Pāṃdukavana. The first forest lies at the foot of the mountain and the rest in its platform. How many Jina temples are there in the four forests? There are four Jina temples in four directions in each forest for a total of 16 temples on the mount.(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 22: Description of Meru < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Part 27: Description of Puṣkaradvīpa < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Part 4: Birth-rites of Kunthu < [Chapter I - Śrī Kunthusvāmicaritra]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
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