Janahita, Janahitā: 2 definitions


Janahita 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)

Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Janahitā (जनहिता) is the name of a Sanskrit commentary on the Daśāśrutaskandhasūtra, the fourth Chedasūtra belonging to the Śvetāmbara canon. According to the NCC, this commentary was composed by Brahmamuni, alias Vinayadeva, pupil of Pārśvacandra of the Tapāgaccha, in 1543 A.D. The text comprises the pratīkas of the mūla text in Ardhamāgadhī Prakrit which are followed by the commentary in Sanskrit directly. It is divided into ten chapters corresponding to the Daśāśrutaskandhasūtra dealing with the rules of monastic life, the 30 types of karma that deceives the self and the striving after worldly gains at the time of death (nidāna).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Janahita (ಜನಹಿತ):—[adjective] that comforts, helps or brings welfare to or is in the interest of common people.

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Janahita (ಜನಹಿತ):—[noun] welfare, happiness or comfort of large number people.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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