Dvadashaparshad, Dvadashan-parshad, Dvādaśaparṣad: 1 definition


Dvadashaparshad means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Dvādaśaparṣad can be transliterated into English as Dvadasaparsad or Dvadashaparshad, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

Dvādaśaparṣad (द्वादशपर्षद्) is the name of a work dealing with the Cosmology of Jain Canonical literature.—The Dvādaśa-parṣad (in Sanskrit) is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Dvādaśaparṣad deals with the intermediate directions or the ‘corners’ (kūṇi) where the groups of beings attending the samavasaraṇa sacred space have to sit or stand, after the Jina himself has sat in the centre and after they have entered and performed a cirucumambulation. In this sense, the title ‘the Jinas’ assembly’ given at the end of the text is also relevant. This topic is first dealt with in the Āvaśyakaniryukti 559-561 (= Bṛhatkalpabhāṣya 1186-1188), in additional Bhāṣya verses and in the Āvaśyakacūrṇi (p. 327; cf. n. Balbir).—[...] Note: The Golerā temple of Kumalgadh (Udaipur State) has labels following the same lines as the texts and specifying how many figures of each category have to be depicted.

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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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