Golera, Golerā: 1 definition


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General definition (in Jainism)

Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

Golerā (गोलेरा) is the name of a temple (Kumalgadh, Udaipur State) that has labels following the same lines as the Samavasaraṇastotra and the Dvādaśaparṣad, both texts dealing withe the directions or the ‘corners’ (kūṇi) where the groups of beings (Parṣad) attending the samavasaraṇa (sacred space) have to sit or stand.

The Golerā temple specifies how many figures of each category have to be depicted :

11 āgneya-kūṇi: 1 parṣada mahātmānāṃ rūpa, 2 parṣada Vaimānikadevīnāṃ 4 rūpa, 3 parṣada mahāsatīnāṃ 4 rūpa; 
2. naiṛta-kūṇi: 4 parṣada Jyotiṣinīdevī, 5 parṣada Bhavanapatidevīnāṃ 4 rūpa, 6 parṣada Vyantaranīdevīnāṃ 4 rūpa;
3. vāyavya-kūṇi: 7 parṣada Jyotiṣīdevānāṃ 4 rūpa, 8 parṣada Bhavanapatidevānāṃ 4 rūpa, 9 parṣada Vyantaradevānāṃ 4 rūpa;
4. īsāna-kūṇi: 10 parṣada Vaimānikadevānāṃ 4 rūpa, 11 parṣada manuṣyānāṃ 4 rūpa, 12 parṣada mānuṣīstrīṇāṃ 4 rūpa

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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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