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Dikkumārī, aka: Dish-kumari; 1 Definition(s)

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Dikkumārī means something in Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Dikkumārī can be transliterated into English as Dikkumari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Dikkumārī (दिक्कुमारी).—The different Dik-kumārīs, living on different kūṭas of Meru and Rucakadvīpa, 56 in number are a group of goddesses which have a special function like the Indras, in the Birth ceremonies of a Jina and therefore get a place in Jaina art. They are the attendants (mahattarikās) of the Mother of a Jina.

Source: Google Books: Jaina Iconography

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