Bhutasamudra, aka: Bhūtasamudra, Bhuta-samudra; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Bhutasamudra 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Bhūtasamudra (भूतसमुद्र) is the name of an ocean (samudra) surrouding the continent of Bhūtadvīpa (or simply Bhūta), according to Jain cosmology. The Bhūtasamudra and Bhūtadvīpa are situated in the middle-world (madhyaloka), which contains innumerable concentric continents (dvīpa), each surrounded by their own ocean. The middle-world, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born. Bhūtasamudra is also known as plainly Bhūta.

Bhūtasamudra is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism
General definition book cover
context information

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.

Relevant definitions

Search found 372 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Bhuta
Bhūta (भूत) refers to the “devil” class of “peripatetic celestial beings” (vyantara), itself a ...
Mahabhuta
Mahābhūta (महाभूत) or Pañcamahābhūta refers to the “five great elements” as defined in the Dhar...
Samudra
samudra (समुद्र).—a (S sa for saha With, mudrā Seal.) Sealed or stamped.11--- OR --- samudra (स...
Bhutayajna
bhūtayajña (भूतयज्ञ).—n (S) The third of the five mahāyajña,--offering of food, out of the read...
Bhutashuddhi
bhūtaśuddhi (भूतशुद्धि).—f (S) A ceremony preliminary to worship or to important rites. It cons...
Pancabhuta
According to Vastu Shastra, the world comprises of the five elements known as the pancha-mah...
Bhutagni
The five Bhūtāgnis act upon the respective bhautika portions of food and thereby nourish the...
Bhuta-parivena
Bhūta-pariveṇa is the name of a building built by Aggabodhi VIII (804-815) and was situated in ...
Bhuta-thera
Bhūta, (pp. of bhavati, Vedic etc. bhūta) grown, become; born, produced; nature as the result o...
Shamanabhutapratima
Śramaṇabhūtapratimā (श्रमणभूतप्रतिमा) refers to “the stage of renunciation of the world” and re...
Bhutadvipa
Bhūtadvīpa (भूतद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka), encirc...
Samudra-muhurta
Samudra-muhūrta (समुद्र-मुहूर्त):—Name for a specific portion or phase of the day, use...
Baragela Bhuta
baragēḷa bhūta (बरगेळ भूत).—n Terms for a person wild with hunger or eager desire. Pr. baragaḷē...
Baragalalem Bhuta
baragaḷalēṃ bhūta (बरगळलें भूत).—n Terms for a person wild with hunger or eager desire. Pr. bar...
Baragalela Bhuta
baragaḷēla bhūta (बरगळेल भूत).—n Terms for a person wild with hunger or eager desire. Pr. barag...

Relevant text

- Was this explanation helpful? 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.