Itvarika, aka: Itvarikā; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Itvarika 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)

Itvarika in Jainism glossary... « previous · [I] · next »

Itvarikā (इत्वरिका) refers to a “licentious woman/ prostitute”.—A woman who has the nature of visiting other men for sexual gratification is called itvarikā.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
General definition book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of itvarika in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Itvara-parigrihita-gamana
Itvara-parigṛhītā-gamana (इत्वर-परिगृहीता-गमन) refers to “intercourse with a woman temporarily ...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: