Caityavriksha, Caityavṛkṣa, Caitya-vriksha: 9 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Caityavṛkṣa can be transliterated into English as Caityavrksa or Caityavriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaityavriksha.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Caityavriksha in Jainism glossary
Source: Google Books: Jaina Iconography

Caityavṛkṣa (चैत्यवृक्ष).—The Mahābhārata refers to holy trees (caitya-vṛkṣa) in villages and towns (6.3.37); these trees should not be injured as they are the abodes of gods, yakṣas, demonic spirits, and so on (12.69.39). The epics and other texts often mention gandharvas and apsaras together with the yakṣas and yakṣiṇīs as subjects of Kubera, the god of riches. In Vedic texts the gandharvas and apsaras are said to reside in different varieties of fig trees, where their cymbals and harps resound.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caityavriksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caityavṛkṣa (चैत्यवृक्ष).—a fig-tree standing on a sacred spot.

Derivable forms: caityavṛkṣaḥ (चैत्यवृक्षः).

Caityavṛkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms caitya and vṛkṣa (वृक्ष). See also (synonyms): caityataru, caityadruma.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caityavṛkṣa (चैत्यवृक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) 1. The religious fig tree. 2. A large tree in a village. E. caitya and vṛkṣa a tree: see caitya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caityavṛkṣa (चैत्यवृक्ष).—m. a fig-tree growing in a holy place, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 264.

Caityavṛkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms caitya and vṛkṣa (वृक्ष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caityavṛkṣa (चैत्यवृक्ष).—[masculine] the same.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Caityavṛkṣa (चैत्यवृक्ष):—[=caitya-vṛkṣa] [from caitya] m. = -taru, [Atharva-veda.Pariś. lxxi; Manu-smṛti ix, 264; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a religious fig-tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caityavṛkṣa (चैत्यवृक्ष):—[caitya-vṛkṣa] (kṣaḥ) 1. m. The religious fig-tree (Ficus religiosa).

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Caityavriksha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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