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King 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.
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
King refers to the “punisher of those transgressing boundaries”, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] together the twins approached Ṛṣabhanātha, and told him all the sin that was being committed. Possessing the three kinds of knowledge, recalling (former) births, the Master said, ‘A king will be the punisher of those transgressing boundaries. Seated on a very high throne, consecrated first, having at hand the fourfold army, he should have unbroken commands’. They said, ‘Be our king. Why do you neglect us? No one else like you is seen among us’ [...]”.
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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Full-text (+11839): Rajadhiraja, Rajan, Abhisheka, Satavahana, Nagaraja, Sagara, Indra, Nripa, Nahusa, Udayana, Rajaka, Ikshvaku, Rajaraja, Naradeva, Rajendra, Maharaja, Parthiva, Nimi, Maka, Rajavali.
Search found 298 books and stories containing King; (plurals include: Kings). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Jarasandhavadha Mahakavyam (by Pankaj L. Jani)
Part 4 - Story of the Jarasandhavadha Mahakavyam < [Critical Introduction]
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 2 - The genealogy of Mahāsammata < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
Chapter 9 - The Tibetan emperors prophesied in the Mūlatantra < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
Chapter 7 - Tibetan imperial lines < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 53 - Jarasandha’s Proposal to Invite Kalayavana < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 51 - Kaishika Worships Krishna < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 35 - Jarasandha’s Army < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Heimskringla (by Snorri Sturlson)
Part 40 - The Burning In Upsal < [Chapter I - The Ynglinga Saga]
Part 97 - Meeting Of Reconciliation Between The Kings < [Chapter VII - Saga Of Olaf Haraldson]
Part 74 - Mutilating Of The Upland Kings < [Chapter VII - Saga Of Olaf Haraldson]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)