Dhanna, Dhañña, Dhannā: 3 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Vṛṣabhanātha

Dhannā (धन्ना).—In one of his lives Lord Vṛṣabhanātha was born as the merchant - owner of a caravan of merchandise - Dhannā in kṣitipratiṣṭha of Mahā Videha country. Dhannā had abundant riches, and carried on trade in many far-off lands. Once he made an announcement that anyone desirous of going abroad to make money could travel with him. Hearing this, many people went along with him.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhañña : (nt.) grain; corn. (adj.) fortunate; lucky.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Dhañña, 2 (adj.) (Sk. dhānya, adj. to dhana or dhānya. Semantically cp. āḷhiya) “rich in corn, ” rich (see dhana); happy, fortunate, lucky. Often in combination dhanadhañña.—DhA.I, 171; III, 464 (dhaññādika one who is rich in grains etc., i.e. lucky); DhsA.116.—dhaññapuñña-lakkhaṇa a sign of future good fortune & merit PvA.161; as adj. endowed with the mark of ... J.VI, 3. See also dhāniya. (Page 335)

2) Dhañña, 1 (nt.) (Ved. dhānya, der. fr. dhana) grain, corn. The usual enumeration comprises 7 sorts of grain, which is however not strictly confined to grain-fruit proper (“corn”) but includes, like other enumerations, pulse & seeds. These 7 are sāli & vīhi (rice-sorts), yava (barley), godhuma (wheat), kaṅgu (millet), varaka (beans), kudrūsaka (?) Vin.IV, 264; Nd2 314; DA.I, 78.—Nd2 314 distinguishes two oategories of dhañña: the natural (pubbaṇṇa) & the prepared (aparaṇṇa) kinds. To the first belong the 7 sorts, to the second belongs sūpeyya (curry). See also bīja-bīja.—Six sorts are mentioned at M.I, 57, viz. sāli, vīhi, mugga, māsa, tila, taṇḍula. ‹-› D.I, 5 (āmaka°, q. v.); A.II, 209 (id.); M.I, 180; A.II, 32 (+dhana); Th.1, 531; Pug.58; DhA.I, 173; VvA.99; PvA.29 (dhanaṃ vā dh °ṃ vā), 198 (sāsapa-tela-missitaṃ), 278 (sappi — madhu — tela — dhaññādīhi vohăraṃ katvā).—dhaññaṃ ākirati to besprinkle a person with grain (for good luck) Pv III, 54 (=maṅgalaṃ karoti PvA.198, see also maṅgala).

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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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