Wisdom Library Logo

Bhogaśāli, aka: Bhoga-shali; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Bhogaśāli means something in Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Bhogaśāli can be transliterated into English as Bhogashali or Bhogasali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Bhogaśāli (भोगशालि) is the name of class of mahoraga gods according to the Śvetāmbara tradition, while the Digambara does not recognize this class. The mahoraga refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The mahoragas are are dark or black in complexion and the Nāga is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree).

The deities such as the Bhogaśālis are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Relevant definitions

Search found 76 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Śāli
Śāli (शालि) a later word for ‘rice’, is conjectured by Roth to be the equivalent...
Śrībhoga
Śrībhoga (श्रीभोग) refers to a variety of prāsāda (‘superstructure’, or, upper s...
Bhoga
1) Bhoga, 2 (fr. bhuj to bend, cp. bhuja3 & Sk. bhoga id. Hālayudha 3, 20) the coil of a snake ...
Mahāśāli
This rice (Mahāśāli) is as large as the black bean, and when cooked is aromatic and shining,...
Śālirākṣasa
Śālirākṣasa (शालिराक्षस).—In the 5th tala or mahātala.** Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 36.
Raṅgabhoga
Raṅgabhoga (रङ्गभोग).—One of the two types of worship according to the bhakti cult;&md...
Bhujaṅgaśāli
Bhujaṅgaśāli (भुजङ्गशालि) is the name of class of mahoraga gods according to the Digambara trad...
Skandhaśāli
Skandhaśāli (स्कन्धशालि) is the name of class of mahoraga gods according to both the Digambara ...
Raktaśāli
1) Raktaśāli (रक्तशालि, “red rice”) is a Sanskrit word for a species of rice (śā...
Bhogamūrti
Bhogamūrti (भोगमूर्ति);—These icons depict the deity in a domestic situation. This is ...
Śālipallava
Śālipallava (शालिपल्लव, “rice-sprig”).—Symbolizes bounty of nature, fecund...
Aṅgabhoga
Aṅgabhoga (अङ्गभोग).—One of the two types of worship according to the bhakti cult;&mda...
Bhoga Sutta
The five disadvantages of riches and also the five advantages of the same. A.iii.259.
Bala
Bāla (बाल) refers to “boys”, whose mask should be represented as having three śikhaṇḍa (tuft o...
Kāma
1) Kāma (काम, “passion”).—Almost all the psychological states (bhāva) proceed from “erotic pass...

Relevant text

Search found 121 books containing Bhogaśāli or Bhoga-shali. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the 20 most relevant articles:

- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.