Ishanakuni, Īśānakūṇi, Ishana-kuni: 1 definition


Ishanakuni 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.

The Sanskrit term Īśānakūṇi can be transliterated into English as Isanakuni or Ishanakuni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Tessitori Collection I

Īśānakūṇi (ईशानकूणि) refers to one of the corners (kūṇi) of the samavasaraṇa (sacred space), according to the Golerā temple (Kumalgadh, Udaipur State), which 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, e.g., the īśānakūṇi:—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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