Channadashadish, Channadaśadiś, Channa-dashadish, Channadaśadik: 1 definition


Channadashadish 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.

The Sanskrit terms Channadaśadiś and Channadaśadik can be transliterated into English as Channadasadis or Channadashadish or Channadasadik or Channadashadik, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhannadashadik.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Channadaśadiś (छन्नदशदिश्) is the name of a Vidyā, according to chapter 4.1 [śreyāṃsanātha-caritra] 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:—“[...] Jvalanajaṭin, delighted, taught vidyās to them (i.e., Acala and Tripṛṣṭha), dressed in white, concentrated in meditation. Recalling the first syllables of the mantras, the two brothers passed seven nights, their minds devoted to one thing. On the seventh day, the lord of serpents (Śeṣa) having trembled, the vidyās approached Bala and Upendra absorbed in meditation. The vidyās [viz., Channadaśadiś], and others said, ‘We are in your power’. Both completed meditation, though the vidyās had been won. Everything is attracted spontaneously by merit. What should not belong to the noble? [...]”.

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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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