Prabhasatirtha, Prabhāsatīrtha, Prabhasa-tirtha: 2 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)
Prabhāsatīrtha (प्रभासतीर्थ) is another name for Prabhāsa, which refers to an ancient region, as mentioned in chapter 1.4 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in 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.
India history and geography
Prabhāsatīrtha (प्रभासतीर्थ) or Pabhāsa-tīrtha, which is mentioned in one of the Karle cave inscriptions. The name is given as Prabhāsatīrtha in Nasik cave inscription of the time of Nahapāna. The latter inscription records the donations given to the Brāhmaṇas by Usavadāta at this holy place. The place is the same as Prabhāsa or Somanātha-pattana in Kathiawar, where the epic legend locates the death of Lord Kṛṣṇa. It is frequently mentioned in the Purāṇas.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Tirtha, Prabhasa.
Ends with: Candraprabhasatirtha.
Full-text: Prabhasa, Candraprabhasatirtha, Somasharman, Somasharma, Pritushravas, Shatajit, Somatirtha, Pabhasa, Rasatala, Pancaja, Bhaskara.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Chapter 13 - The Glories of Prabhāsa-tīrtha, the Sarasvatī River, etc. < [Canto 6 - Dvārakā-khaṇḍa]
Verse 6.10.3 < [Chapter 10 - In the Description of the Gomatī River, the Glories of Cakra-tīrtha]
Verse 6.13.4 < [Chapter 13 - The Glories of Prabhāsa-tīrtha, the Sarasvatī River, etc.]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.11.46-047 < [Chapter 11 - The Characteristics of Nityānanda]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 4: Conquest of Prabhāsatīrtha by Sagara < [Chapter IV - Conquest of Bharatavarṣa by Sagara]
Part 4: Conquest of Prabhāsatīrtha by Bharata < [Chapter IV]
Part 15: Incarnation as Priyamitra < [Chapter I - Previous births of Mahāvīra]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 98 - The Greatness of Prabhāsa Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 256 - Greatness of Nandāditya < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 31 - Greatness of Raktānubandha < [Section 3 - Arbuda-khaṇḍa]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Belief in the presence of evil spirits < [Chapter 4 - Cultural Aspects]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)