Dharmanatha, aka: Dharmanātha, Dharma-natha; 2 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Jainism)
Dharmanātha (धर्मनाथ) is another name for Dharma, the fifteenth Tīrthaṅkara (Janism recognizes 24 such teachers or Siddhas). His colour is red (rakta), according to Aparājitapṛcchā (221.5-7). His height is 45 dhanuṣa (a single dhanuṣa (or, ‘bow’) equals 6 ft), thus, roughly corresponding to 82 meters. His emblem, or symbol, is a Vajra.
Dharmanātha’s father is Bhānu and his mother is Suvratā. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri).Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Dharmanātha (धर्मनाथ).—a legal protector, rightful master.
Derivable forms: dharmanāthaḥ (धर्मनाथः).
Dharmanātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and nātha (नाथ).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 23: Dharmanātha’s mokṣa (emancipation) < [Chapter V - Śrī Dharmanāthacaritra]
Part 2: Incarnation as Dharmanātha < [Chapter V - Śrī Dharmanāthacaritra]
Invocation < [Chapter V - Śrī Dharmanāthacaritra]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)