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Heavenly abode means something in the history of ancient India. 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.
India history and geographySource: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)
Heavenly abodes (of the deities) were commonly depicted on the Saṃsāracakra paintings (representing scenes of heaven and hell), in ancient India, as mentioned in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 185.21 f.: Here follows a description of a printed scroll illustrating the Jaina conception of saṃsāracakra. [...] The saṃsāra-cakra illustrated the three worlds of hell, human world and the world of gods. [...] Then follows a description of the various hells depicted in the painting on cloth (p. 189.18-9). There is given also a description of the Svargaloka or the heavenly abode of Devī, Devakumāra and Indra seated in the Āsthāna or Saudharmasabhā (p. 189.32-3, p. 190.1-19).
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Full-text (+54): Dyunivasa, Vimana, Tavatimsa, Vaikunthanatha, Amaravati, Vihara, Vainkunth, Svargati, Asthana, Saudharmasabha, Shakuntala, Bhagavat, Shukrakalpa, Shatara, Shatarakalpa, Shukra, Kapishthakalpa, Brahmottara, Brahmottarakalpa, Kapishtha.
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Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XXV - Narrative of dama, vyala and kata < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
Chapter CII - Repose of sikhidhvaja in the divine spirit < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter XXXIII - Prahlada’s supplication to hari < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Jainism and Patanjali Yoga (Comparative Study) (by Deepak bagadia)
Significance of the prime Symbol of Jainism: < [Chapter 3 - Jain Philosophy and Practice]
Tiruvaymoli (Thiruvaimozhi): English translation (by S. Satyamurthi Ayyangar)
Pasuram 9.8.10 < [Section 8 - Eighth Tiruvaymoli (Arukkum vinaiyayina)]
Pasuram 4.2.5 < [Section 2 - Second Tiruvaymoli (Palan ay, El ulaku untu)]
Pasuram 8.6.11 < [Section 6 - Sixth Tiruvaymoli (Elliyum kalaiyum)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)