Potaja: 7 definitions
Potaja means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living
Potaja (पोतज) refers to “living beings born without placenta” and represents a category of beings born by way of garbha (uterus or womb), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.31. Garbha represents one of the three types of birth (janman, method of getting born). What is the meaning ‘born without placenta’ (potaja)? It means the living beings born out of the uterus without any covering on their body.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jaḥ) An animal that produces young at once without the intervention of any medium: elephants and some other animals being supposed in Hindu physiology to carry the young without the aid of an ovarium or uterus. E. pota young, and jan to bear, aff. ḍa .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Potaja (पोतज):—[=pota-ja] [from pota] mfn. produced from a fetus which has no enveloping membrane (opp. to jarāyu-ja), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Potaja (पोतज):—[pota-ja] (jaḥ) 1. m. An animal that produces without the intervention of a medium or uterus.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 2.35 - Birth by pontaneous generation (sammūrcchana-janma) < [Chapter 2 - Category of the Living]
Verse 2.33 - Three kinds uterine birth (garbha-janma) < [Chapter 2 - Category of the Living]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)