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Muktāvali, aka: Muktavali; 1 Definition(s)


Muktāvali means something in Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Muktāvali can be transliterated into English as Muktavali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Muktāvali (मुक्तावलि) is the shorter name of Muktāvalidvīpa, one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) which is encircled by the ocean named Muktāvalisamudra (or simply Muktāvali), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born.

Muktāvali 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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