Gholavataka, Gholavaṭaka, Ghola-vataka: 1 definition


Gholavataka 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.

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Source: Jaina Yoga

Gholavaṭaka (घोलवटक) refers to “buttermilk in tiny lumps” and represents an article of food classified as abhakṣya (forbidden to eat) according to Nemicandra (in his Pravacana-sāroddhāra v245-246). Ghola-vaṭaka is said to be used to cover āma-go-rasa-sampṛkta-dvidala (dvidala being “pulses which when ground yield no oil”); in it there are organisms so minute that they can be discerned only by a kevalin.

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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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