Parthivi, Pārthivī: 4 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Pārthivī (पार्थिवी).—One of the five types of retentions (dhāraṇā) of saṃsthānavicaya (contemplation of objects of structure of the universe);—What is the imagery namely seat / place /earth (pārthivī)? The retention namely seat / place / earth (pārthivī) contemplation on your body consists of your sequential contemplation on:

  • Existence of a milky ocean in the centre of the middle worldof cosmos (madhyaloka).
  • A shining golden lotus of the size of Jambudwīpa in the centre of the milky ocean.
  • A yellow conical pillar of the height of Mount Sumeru in the centre of the lotus.
  • A throne of transparent glass crystal at the top of the yellow conical pillar.
  • Yourself sitting on that throne in absolutely pure form.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pārthivī (पार्थिवी).—1 An epithet of Sītā, daughter of the earth; पार्थिवीमुदवहद् रघूद्वहः (pārthivīmudavahad raghūdvahaḥ) R.11.54.

1) An epithet of Lakṣmī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pārthivī (पार्थिवी):—[from pārthiva > pārthava] f. ‘earth-born’, Name of Sītā, [Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] of Lakṣmī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] (with śānti) Name of [work]

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Parthivi in German

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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 (even English!). 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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