Devasamudra, aka: Deva-samudra; 1 Definition(s)
Devasamudra 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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Devasamudra (देवसमुद्र) is the name of an ocean (samudra) surrouding the continent of Devadvīpa (or simply Deva), according to Jain cosmology. The Devasamudra and Devadvīpa are situated in the middle-world (madhyaloka), which contains innumerable concentric continents (dvīpa), each surrounded by their own ocean. The middle-world, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born. Devasamudra is also known as plainly Deva.
Devasamudra is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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- · The Gospel of Buddha > The Buddha Replies To The Deva
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- · The Catusacca Dipani > ... > The Burden of Dukkha in the Deva World
- · Middle Chola Temples > ... > Rajendra Deva II (a.d. 1052-1064)
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the Devas going to Mahā Deva
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