Jinaharsha, Jinaharṣa, Jina-harsha: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Jinaharṣa can be transliterated into English as Jinaharsa or Jinaharsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Jinaharsha in Jainism glossary
Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

1) Jinaharṣa (जिनहर्ष) or Jinaharṣasūri is the author of various works (dealing with the Āvaśyaka section of Jain Canonical literature) 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.—Jinaharṣa is the author of the “Śrāvaka karaṇa sajjhāya”—A prescriptive text about the Jain layman’s duty, from morning to evening, combining liturgy and ritual pertaining to the six āvaśyakas with rules relating to daily life: food allowed or prohibited, filtering of water, allowed or prohibited professions, pilgrimage to sacred places.—Jinaharṣa (alias Jasarāja) belonged to the kharataragaccha. His lineage is: Guruvardhana—Somagaṇi—Śāntiharṣa, his direct teacher. He was an extremely prolific writer (several works in this catalogue; see author index) and wrote in the VS 1700s.

2) Jinaharṣa (जिनहर्ष) is also the author of various other manuscripts: The Upadeśachattīsī and the “Teraha kāṭhīyā-svādhyāya”, the Avantisukumālacopaī, the Ḍhaṃḍhaṇaṛṣisajjhāya, the Nemarājīmatīgīta.

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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»] — Jinaharsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jinaharṣa (जिनहर्ष):—[=jina-harṣa] [from jina] m. Name of the author of Vicārāmṛta-saṃgraha

2) [v.s. ...] of a Jain Sūri, (consecrated A.D. 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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