Kapishtha, Kāpiṣṭha: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Kāpiṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Kapistha or Kapishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Kāpiṣṭha (कापिष्ठ) refers to a heavenly abode (kalpa) inhabited by Kalpopapanna gods, according to Jain cosmological texts in the Digambara tradition only. The Kalpopapannas (‘those born in the heavens’) represent a sub-species of the Vaimānika gods, which in turn represents the fourth main classification of devas (gods). This kalpa is also known as Kāpiṣṭhakalpa.Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)
Kāpiṣṭha (कापिष्ठ) refers to one of the sixteen heavens (kalpa) hosting the sixteen classes of empyrean celestial beings (vaimānika), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.19. The living beings residing in the vimānas are called the empyrean gods (vaimānika) and represents one of the four classes of Devas.
What is the number of layers in Lāntava and Kāpiṣṭha heaven pairs? There are two layers there. Which thought-colourations are there in Brahma and Brahmottara and Lāntava-Kāpiṣṭha gods? They have pink thought-colouration. What is the maximum lifespan of deities in Lāntava-Kāpiṣṭha kalpas? It is slightly more than fourteen ocean-measured-periods (sāgara) for both.
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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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kāpiṣṭha (ಕಾಪಿಷ್ಠ):—[noun] (Jain.) the eighth of the sixteen heavens.
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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Search found 2 books and stories containing Kapishtha, Kāpiṣṭha, Kapistha, Kapisthā; (plurals include: Kapishthas, Kāpiṣṭhas, Kapisthas, Kapisthās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 4.19 - The sixteen Kalpa, nine Graiveyaka and five Anuttara < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Verse 4.31 - Lifetimes of Deva from Brahmaloka to Acyuta kalpa < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Verse 4.8 - Pleasures of the deva beyond the Aiśāna kalpa < [Chapter 4 - The Celestial Beings]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)