Kinnaragita, Kinnaragīta, Kinnara-gita: 1 definition

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kinnaragīta (किन्नरगीत) is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 5.3 [śāntinātha-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, as the Vidyādhara Pavanavega said to king Vajrāyudha:—“[...] There is a mountain Vaitāḍhya in the province Sukaccha, the ornament of Videhakṣetra in this same Jambūdvīpa. [...] On the same Vaitāḍhya lived King Dīptacūla in the city Kinnaragīta, the ornament of the north row. His wife Candrakīrti bore a daughter, Sukāntā, with all the auspicious marks, whom I married. [...]”.

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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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