Gitayasha, aka: Gītayaśa; 1 Definition(s)


Gitayasha 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 Gītayaśa can be transliterated into English as Gitayasa or Gitayasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Gītayaśa (गीतयश) or Gītayaśas refers to one of the two Indras (lords) of the Gandharva class of “peripatetic celestial beings” (vyantara), itself a main division of devas (celestial beings) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.6. Gītarati and Gītayaśa are the two lords in the class ‘musician’ peripatetic celestial beings.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)
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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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