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Birth means something in the history of ancient India. 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.
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Birth (ceremonies) represents a scene of human life commonly depicted on the Saṃsāracakra paintings, in ancient India, as mentioned in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 185.21 f.: Here follows a description of a printed scroll illustrating the Jaina conception of saṃsāracakra. [...] The saṃsāra-cakra illustrated the three worlds of hell, human world and the world of gods. [For example:] Birth ceremony attended by auspicious rites and music; parties of dancing and singing men and women taking part in birth celebrations.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Starts with: Birth celebration, Birth ceremony, Birth Process, Birthwort.
Ends with: Rebirth, Repeated birth, Round Of Rebirth.
Full-text (+4999): Janman, Jati, Jataka, Janana, Janmantara, Shambhava, Sutaka, Jivanmukta, Utpatti, Abhijati, Yoni, Jani, Samsara, Punarjanman, Ajanma, Prasuti, Janmabhumi, Upapatti, Samutpatti, Janmakala.
Search found 458 books and stories containing Birth; (plurals include: Births). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.169 < [Section XXIX - Meaning of Term ‘Twice-born’]
Verse 10.42 < [Section III - Status of the Mixed Castes]
Verse 4.148 < [Section XIV - Other Duties]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 4.26 - Two final births < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Verse 8.24 - Description of space-bondage (pradeśa-bandha) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]
Verse 2.53 - The lifetime of beings < [Chapter 2 - Category of the Living]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.12.284 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Verse 1.12.285 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Verse 2.10.23-024 < [Chapter 10 - Conclusion of the Lord’s Mahā-prakāśa Pastimes]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 16: Recognition of Bhāmaṇḍala < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Part 2: Former births of Rāvaṇa, Sītā, Lakṣmaṇa, Sugrīva, Bhāmaṇḍala, Lavaṇa and Aṅkuśa < [Chapter X - Rāma’s mokṣa (emancipation)]
Part 17: Previous births of Daśaratha < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Yoga-sutras (Ancient and Modern Interpretations) (by Makarand Gopal Newalkar)
Sūtra 2.13-14 < [Book II - Sādhana-pāda]
Sūtra 4.9 < [Book IV - Kaivalya-pāda]
Sūtra 4.4 [Nirmāṇacitta—Artificial Minds] < [Book IV - Kaivalya-pāda]
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