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Ghritodasamudra, aka: Ghritoda-samudra, Ghṛtodasamudra; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Ghṛtodasamudra can be transliterated into English as Ghrtodasamudra or Ghritodasamudra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ghṛtodasamudra (घृतोदसमुद्र) is the name of an ocean (samudra) surrouding the continent of Ghṛtavaradvīpa (or simply Ghṛtavara), according to Jain cosmology. The Ghṛtodasamudra and Ghṛtavaradvīpa are situated in the middle-world (madhyaloka), which contains innumerable concentric continents (dvīpa), each surrounded by their own ocean. The middle-world, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born. Ghṛtodasamudra is also known as plainly Ghṛtoda.

Ghṛtodasamudra is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

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