Jinacandra: 7 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Jinachandra.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Jinacandra (जिनचन्द्र).—Author of the Siddhantaratna, a commentary on the Sarasvata Sutras,

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Jinacandra in Jainism glossary
Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Jinacandra (जिनचन्द्र) refers to one of the 70 teachers mentioned in the Kharataragacchapaṭṭāvalī: a Sanskrit text listing the heads or pontiffs (sūri) of the Kharataragaccha, one of the most important Śvetāmbara monastic orders. The Kharatara-gaccha is especially rooted in Rajasthan. The text includes a narration of events in their lives (i.e., of Jinacandra), and can thus be called a Kharataragacchapaṭṭāvalī

Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

1) Jinacandra (जिनचन्द्र) or Jinacandrasūri was the teacher of Harṣavallabha: the author (commentatory) of the Upāsakadaśasūtra (dealing with the Aṅga section of Jain Canonical literature), with interlinear Gujarati commentary. It is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—Harṣavallabha, the commentator, belonged to the kharataragaccha and was a disciple of Jinacandrasūri.

2) Jinacandra (जिनचन्द्र) or Jinacandrasūri is the author of the Pārśvajinapada (dealing with Pārśva in Jain literature).

3) Jinacandra (जिनचन्द्र) or Jinacandrasūri is the author of the Goḍīpārśvanāthastavana.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jinacandra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Jinacandra (जिनचन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—q. v. Siddhāntaratna, a C. on the Sarasvatīsūtra.

Jinacandra has the following synonyms: Jinendu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jinacandra (जिनचन्द्र):—[=jina-candra] [from jina] m. Name of 8 Jain Sūris (1. predecessor of the famous Abhaya-deva, author of Saṃvega-raṅga-śālā-prakaraṇa; 2. A.D.1141-67, 3. 1270-1320; 4. died 1359; 5. 1431-74; 6. 1539-1614; 7. died 1707; 8. 1753-1800).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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