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

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Ghritodasamudra 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 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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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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