Devavimana, aka: Deva-vimana, Devavimāna; 3 Definition(s)


Devavimana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Devavimāna (देवविमान, “vehicle”).—The twelfth of “fourteen dreams” of Triśalā.—The palanquin of gods, bright and pleasing looking, decorated with gold and gems, painted with figures of all kinds of animals and creepers, offering comfort to the gods.

Source: Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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devavimāna : (adj.) heavenly mansion.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Devavimāna refers to: the palace of a deva J.I, 58; VvA.173;

Note: devavimāna is a Pali compound consisting of the words deva and vimāna.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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