Bhadrayasha, Bhadrayaśa: 1 definition



Bhadrayasha 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhadrayaśa can be transliterated into English as Bhadrayasa or Bhadrayasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: HereNow4U: Lord Śrī Pārśvanātha

Bhadrayaśa (भद्रयश) was the eighth Gaṇadhara of The Lord. His father was Samarasiṃha and mother Padmā. In a garden named Mattakumṃja he saw a man wrapped in pointed nails. When Bhadrayaśa removed the nails from his body he got to know that his brother had done this on account of a past life’s enmity. Seeing the selfishness of this world his mind became detached from the world. With many of his friends he accepted initiation from Lord Pārśvanātha andbecame a Gaṇadhara.

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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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