Dhanadhanya, Dhanadhānya, Dhana-dhanya: 5 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
Dhanadhānya (धनधान्य) refers to “cattle and corn” and Dhanadhānya-pramāṇātikrama refers to “exceed the limits set by ownself with regards to cattle and corn”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “minor vow of non-possession” (aparigraha-aṇuvrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 28.—What is meant by wealth (dhana)? It means cows, bull, elephants, horses, jewelry etc. What is meant by cereals (dhānya)? It means rice, wheat, etc which constitute food items. What is meant by exceeding limits of possessing food items (dhanadhānya-pramāṇātikrama)? It means to be excessively involved in mental and physical activities to own more food items than set as limits.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) money and grain.
2) a spell for restraining certain magical weapons.
Derivable forms: dhanadhānyam (धनधान्यम्).
Dhanadhānya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhana and dhānya (धान्य).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhanadhānya (धनधान्य).—n. a kind of spell, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 30, 7.
Dhanadhānya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhana and dhānya (धान्य).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dhanadhānya (धनधान्य):—[=dhana-dhānya] [from dhana > dhan] n. money and grain (nyādhika mfn. rich in m° and g°, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary])
2) [v.s. ...] a spell for restraining certain magical weapons, [Rāmāyaṇa]
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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