Munisuvrata; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Jainism)
Munisuvrata (मुनिसुव्रत):—The twentieth Tīrthaṅkara (Janism recognizes 24 such teachers or Siddhas). He is also known as Munisuvratanātha. His colour is gold (kāñcana), according to Aparājitapṛcchā (221.5-7). His height is 20 dhanuṣa (a single dhanuṣa (or, ‘bow’) equals 6 ft), thus, roughly corresponding to 37 meters. His emblem, or symbol, is a Tortoise.
Munisuvrata’s father is Sumitra and his mother is Padmā. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri).
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 13: Munisuvrata’s mokṣa (emancipation) < [Chapter VII - Śrī Munisuvratanāthacaritra]
Part 6: Munisuvrata’s life before initiation < [Chapter VII - Śrī Munisuvratanāthacaritra]
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