Dhammila: 2 definitions



Dhammila 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Dhammila (धम्मिल) is the father of Sudharmā: the fifth of the eleven gaṇadharas (group-leader) of Mahāvīra.—Śramaṇa Lord Mahāvīra’s congregation had 11 gaṇadharas. All these were Brahmin householders from different places. All these gaṇadharas (for example, Sudharmā) were Brahmins by caste and Vedic scholars. After taking initiation, they all studied the 11 Aṅgas. Hence, all of them had the knowledge of the 14 pūrvas and possessed special attainments (labdhis).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhammila (धम्मिल).—The braided and ornamented hair of a woman tied over the head and inter mixed with flowers, pearls &c.; आकुलाकुलगलद्धम्मिल्लम् (ākulākulagaladdhammillam) Gīt.2; उरसि निपतितानां स्रस्तधम्मिल्लकानाम् (urasi nipatitānāṃ srastadhammillakānām) (vadhūnām) Bh.1, 49; Ś. Til.1.

Derivable forms: dhammilaḥ (धम्मिलः).

See also (synonyms): dhammala, dhammilla.

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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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