Digambara, aka: Dish-ambara; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Digambara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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When the universe is dissolved (pralaya), the Power of Time (Kālī) remains without a veil, naked. Hence the Goddess is “clad in space” (Digambara), having the vast emptiness of space as her only vesture.

Source: Red Zambala: The 10 Great Wisdom Goddesses
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Digambara (दिगम्बर) or Digambararasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Meghanādā is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (eg., digambara-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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India history and geogprahy

Digambara.—(IA 7), a Jain sect. Note: digambara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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digambara : (m.) a naked ascetic.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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digambara (दिगंबर).—a (S dig from diś Space, ambara Clothing.) Naked. 2 A name of Mahadeva.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

digambara (दिगंबर).—a Naked. A name of mahādēva.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Digambara (दिगम्बर).—a. having only the directions for his clothing, stark naked, unclothed; दिगम्बरत्वेन निवेदितं वसु (digambaratvena niveditaṃ vasu) Ku.5.72; एकाकी गृहसंत्यक्तः पाणिपात्रो दिगम्बरः (ekākī gṛhasaṃtyaktaḥ pāṇipātro digambaraḥ) Pt.5.15; Ms.11.21. (-raḥ) 1 a naked mendicant (of the Jaina or Buddha sect.)

2) a mendicant, an ascetic.

3) an epithet of (1) Śiva; (2) Skanda.

4) darkness.

Digambara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms diś and ambara (अम्बर). See also (synonyms): digvāsas.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Di
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Pitambara
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Sudi
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Dinnaga
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Dish
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Badi
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Diggaja
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Digantara
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Diganta
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