Cakradhvaja, Cakra-dhvaja: 1 definition
Cakradhvaja 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chakradhvaja.
General definition (in Jainism)
Cakradhvaja (चक्रध्वज) is the name of an ancient king from Cakrapura, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.4 [Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] Devoted to pleasures, Kayāna wandered through the forest of existence for a long time and became the son, Piṅgala, of King Cakradhvaja’s chaplain, Dhūmakeśa by name, by his wife Svāhā, in the city Cakrapura. Piṅgala studied under one teacher with Atisundari, King Cakradhvaja’s daughter. As time passed, they became attached to each other; and Piṅgala seized her by a trick and went to the city Vidagdha. Packing in any skilled knowledge, he earned his living there by selling straw, wood, et cetera. For that is suitable for a worthless person”.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Dhvaja, Cakra.
Full-text: Shunacakradhvajavant, Dhumakesha, Svaha, Atisundari, Vidagdha, Pingala, Kayana.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.21.21 < [Chapter 21 - The Rāsa-dance Pastime]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 11: Previous births of Sītā and Bhāmaṇḍala < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 20 - Naraka, Kapilātīrtha, Ṛṣitīrtha, Gaṇeśvara, Bhṛgutīrtha, Somatīrtha etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]