Gunadhara, aka: Guṇadhara, Guṇādhāra, Guna-adhara; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Gunadhara means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Guṇadhara was the first and foremost monk who achieved the partial knowledge of Aṃgas and Pūrvaśruta after Lohārya. He was the knower of 5th Pūrva Pejjadosapāhuda and Mahākammapayādipāhuda.

(Source): Jain eLibrary: 7th International Summer School for Jain Studies
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guṇādhāra (गुणाधार).—'a receptacle of virtues', a virtuous or meritorious person.

Derivable forms: guṇādhāraḥ (गुणाधारः).

Guṇādhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guṇa and ādhāra (आधार).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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