Prabhavakacarita, Prabhāvakacarita, Prabhavaka-carita: 1 definition


Prabhavakacarita 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prabhavakacharita.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Prabhāvakacarita (प्रभावकचरित) is a Jain text devoted to history, composed by Prabhācandra, an acarya of the Śvetāmbara tradition of Jainism in 1277-78. While Prabhāvakacarita is dedicated to the lives of Jain scholars of the Śvetāmbara tradition, it is often quoted in the context of contemporary history, often dealing with the time of Ācārya Hemacandra.

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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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