Pandukavana, Pāṇḍukavana, Panduka-vana, Pamdukavana: 2 definitions

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Pandukavana 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)

[«previous next»] — Pandukavana in Jainism glossary
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds

Pāṇḍukavana (पाण्डुकवन) or simply Pāṇḍuka is the name of a forest situated on mount Sumeru, which lies at the centre of Jambūdvīpa: the tree enveloping the continent of Jambūdvīpa: the first continent of the Madhya-loka (middle-word), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.10.—There are four forests (vana) on Sumeru Mount. They are called Bhadraśāla, Nandanavana, Saumanasavana and Pāṇḍukavana. The first forest lies at the foot of the mountain and the rest in its platform. How many Jina temples are there in the four forests? There are four Jina temples in four directions in each forest for a total of 16 temples on the mount.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pandukavana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pāṃḍukavana (ಪಾಂಡುಕವನ):—[noun] = ಪಾಂಡುಕ - [pamduka -] 6.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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