Celana, Celanā, Celaṇā: 3 definitions



Celana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Chelana.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Jain eLibrary: 7th International Summer School for Jain Studies

Celanā: aunt of Mahāvīra and wife of King Śreṇīka, staunch Buddhist and later converted to Jainism.

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Celanā (चेलना) is the queen-wife of Śreṇika.—King Śreṇika Bimbasāra or Bhambhāsāra of the Śiśunāga clan was a famous and brave king. Kūṇika was the son of Rājagṛha’s king Śreṇika and queen Celanā. King Śreṇika had two other sons, Halla and Vihalla. Nirayāvalikā talks only of Vihalla. Śreṇika had presented them the best elephant of the time called Secanaka, and an invaluable necklace gifted by a god.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Celāna (चेलान):—m. a kind of cucumber, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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