Jewel: 2 definitions
Jewel means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Knowledge of Jewels refers to one of the “sixty four kinds of Art”, according to the Kamasutra of Vatsyayana.—Cf. the Sanskrit Maṇirāgākarajñāna, which refers to the “knowledge of jewel, colours and mines”.—Indian tradition, basically includes sixty four Art forms are acknowledged. The history of Indian Art covers approximately five thousand years which presents a rich and almost continuous record. The references of sixty four kinds of Kala (कला, kalā) are found in the Bhagavatapurana, Shaiva-Tantras, Kamasutra of Vatsyayana etc.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
India history and geography
Jewels and Pearls were traded under the cloth using hand-signs, according to ancient Indian trading traditions, as was vividly depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—[...] In the trade of precious stones and gems, it was customary not to utter the value loudly by word of mouth but through a piece of cloth or a scarf on the jewels and pearls to be sold and then the buyer and seller put their hands under the cloth, both of them negotiating by means of some signs conveyed through the fingers of the hands. It is also stated that after taking other goods in exchange and before leaving the place the foreign merchant makes some charitable gifts to the local religious teachers and establishments. [...]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Jewel box, Jewel weed, Jewel-Born Buddha, Jeweled distaff thistle, Jewelry, Jewels-of-opar, Jewelweed.
Ends with: Great jewel.
Full-text (+2346): Ratna, Kaustubha, Mani, Cudamani, Ratnakara, Saptaratna, Maniratna, Vaidurya, Manibhumi, Javahira, Shikhamani, Abharana, Ratnarashi, Devamani, Suratoshaka, Sphatika, Dinamani, Suvarna, Pravada, Vedhanika.
Search found 272 books and stories containing Jewel; (plurals include: Jewels). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Text Section 168 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Section 167 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Sections 38-44 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
1d) The Three Jewels has four sections < [Part 1 - The causal refuge]
1c) The objects of refuge < [Part 1 - The causal refuge]
Part 4a.2 - Meditating on the mandala < [B. The explanation of meditation practice, together with its action of ripening and freeing]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
The seven jewels of the Cakravartin < [Notes]
Note on precautions observed in the birth-chamber in ancient India < [Notes]
Chapter CIX < [Book XV - Mahābhiṣeka]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 1.2.40 < [Chapter 2 - Description of the Abode of Śrī Goloka]
Verse 2.20.8 < [Chapter 20 - The Rāsa-dance Pastime]
Verse 1.16.50 < [Chapter 16 - Description of Śrī Rādhikā’s Wedding]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 4: Vajrāyudha’s conquest as Cakravartin < [Chapter III - Eighth incarnation as Vajrāyudha]
Part 19: Description of the memorial caitya < [Chapter VI]
Part 4: Birth of Jaya < [Chapter XIII - Jayacakricaritra]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 9.1: Description of the Ratnāvatī universe and the Buddha Ratnākara < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
I. One single root to be planted in the Field of the Buddhas (buddhakṣetra) < [Part 4 - Planting inexhaustible roots of good]
Act 10.8: The Sahā universe transforms into jewels < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
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