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Hāravara, aka: Haravara; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Hāravara means something in Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Hāravara can be transliterated into English as Haravara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Hāravara (हारवर) is the shorter name of Hāravaradvīpa, one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) which is encircled by the ocean named Hāravarasamudra (or simply Hāravara), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born.

Hāravara 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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