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Hairanyavata, aka: Hairaṇyavata; 1 Definition(s)


Hairanyavata 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Hairaṇyavata (हैरण्यवत).—One of the seven regions (kṣetra) of Jambūdvīpa according to Jaina cosmology. Jambūdvīpa sits at the centre of madhyaloka (‘middle world’) is the most important of all continents and it is here where human beings reside. In Hairaṇyavata flows the twin rivers Suvarṇakūlā and Rūpyakūlā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

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Jambūdvīpa (जम्बूद्वीप) refers to one of the seven continents (saptadvīpa) situated within the ...
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