Lavanasamudra, aka: Lavaṇasamudra, Lavana-samudra; 3 Definition(s)


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General definition (in Jainism)

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Lavaṇasamudra (लवणसमुद्र) is the name of an ocean (samudra) surrouding the continent of Jambūdvīpa (or simply Jambū), according to Jain cosmology. The Lavaṇasamudra and Jambūdvīpa are situated in the middle-world (madhyaloka), which contains innumerable concentric continents (dvīpa), each surrounded by their own ocean. The middle-world, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born. Lavaṇasamudra is also known as plainly Lavaṇa.

Lavaṇasamudra is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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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Lavaṇasamudra (लवणसमुद्र).—the saltsea, the ocean.

Derivable forms: lavaṇasamudraḥ (लवणसमुद्रः).

Lavaṇasamudra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lavaṇa and samudra (समुद्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Lavaṇa (लवण).—mfn. (-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Salt, saline. 2. Handsome, beautiful. n. (-ṇaṃ) 1. Sea-salt...
Samudra (समुद्र).—(1) n. of a Buddhist convert: Divy 376.19 ff.; (2) n. of another convert, in...
Sindhulavaṇa (सिन्धुलवण).—n. (-ṇaṃ) Rock-salt. E. sindhu Sindh, and lavaṇa salt.
Samudraphena (समुद्रफेन).—m. (-naḥ) Cuttle-fish-bone. E. samudra the sea, phena froth or foam.
Samudrakapha (समुद्रकफ).—m. (-phaḥ) Cuttle-fish-bone. E. samudra the sea, and kapha phlegm.
Akṣāralavaṇa (अक्षारलवण).—n. (-ṇaṃ) Such food as may be eaten during a season of mourning, reli...
Samudramekhalā (समुद्रमेखला).—f. (-lā) The earth. E. samudra the sea, mekhalā a zone; the seagi...
Lavaṇaśāka (लवणशाक).—pickles; Gīrvāṇa. Derivable forms: lavaṇaśākam (लवणशाकम्).Lavaṇaśāka is a ...
Lavaṇa-akara.—(EI 24, EI 30), a salt pit or mine. Note: lavaṇa-akara is defined in the “Indian ...
Samudrānta (समुद्रान्त).—n. (-ntaṃ) 1. The nutmeg. 2. The sea-shore. f. (-ntā) 1. A shrub, (Hed...
Pañcalavaṇa (पञ्चलवण).—n. (-ṇaṃ) Five kinds of salt. E. pañca, and lavaṇa salt. viz:— kāc...
Samudradayitā (समुद्रदयिता).—f. (-tā) A river. E. samudra the sea, and dayitā beloved.
Samudraga (समुद्रग).—mfn. (-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) Ocean-going, sea-faring. m. (-gaḥ) 1. A trader by sea. ...
Samudrarasanā (समुद्ररसना).—f. (-nā) The earth. E. samudra the sea, and rasanā a zone.
Samudravelā (समुद्रवेला).—f. (-lā) A wave of the sea. E. samudra, and velā a wave.

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