Culani, Cuḷaṇī, Culaṇī: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Cuḷaṇī can be transliterated into English as Culani or Culiani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chulani.
General definition (in Jainism)
Culanī (चुलनी) is the mother of Brahmadatta: one of the Cakrins (Cakravartins), according to chapter 1.6 [ādīśvara-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: “[...] In Bharata there will be twenty-three other Arhats and eleven other Cakrins. [...] The Cakrins will belong to the gotra of Kaśyapa, gold-color, and eight of them will go to mokṣa. [...] In Kāmpīlya, Brahmadatta will be the son of Culanī and Brahma, living for seven hundred years, seven bows tall. He will live in the interval between Śrī Neminātha and Śrī Pārśvanātha and, engaged in evil meditation, will go to the seventh hell”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
cuḷaṇī (चुळणी).—f A mouthful of water taken to gargle or rinse.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
cuḷaṇī (चुळणी).—f A mouthful of water taken to gargle.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Culaṇī (चुलणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Culanī.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Culanī (चुलनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Culaṇī.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Culani Brahmadatta, Culanika, Culanipita.
Ends with: Maha Culani.
Full-text: Mathara, Tikhinamanti, Maha Culani, Nandadevi, Culani Brahmadatta, Talatadevi, Chambhi, Anukevatta, Pancalacandi, Brahmadatta, Dakarakkhasapanha, Ubbari, Pancalacanda, Uttarapancala, Kevatta, Madda, Pancala, Brahma.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Culani, Cuḷaṇī, Culaṇī, Culanī; (plurals include: Culanis, Cuḷaṇīs, Culaṇīs, Culanīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 8: Future Cakrins < [Chapter VI]
Part 14: Draupadī and the Pāṇḍavas < [Chapter VI - Marriage of Kṛṣṇa with Rukmiṇī and others]
Part 4: Life of Brahmadatta < [Chapter I - Brahmadattacaritra]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 7 - Amoha or paññá (wisdom) < [Chapter 3 - On kusala cetasikas (wholesome mental factors)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
(4) Fourth Pāramī: The Perfection of Wisdom (paññā-pāramī) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]