Girinara, Girināra: 1 definition


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General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)

Girināra (गिरिनार), the best of mountains, sanctified by Śrī Nemi, is known by such other names as Raivataka, Ujjayanta, etc. This mountain is situated at Surāṣṭra. Here exist the Jina temples on its summit. Vastupāla built three temples here to do good to the world. The Kuṇḍa known as Gajendrapada was on the summit of the mountain.

Girināra or the ancient Girinagar or Girnār is identical with modern Junāgaḍ. Ujjayanta is the mount Girnār close to Junāgaḍ in Kathiawar. It is sacred to Neminātha the twenty-second Tīrthaṅkara of the Jainas.

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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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