Prishthacampa, Pṛṣṭhacampā: 1 definition


Prishthacampa 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.

The Sanskrit term Pṛṣṭhacampā can be transliterated into English as Prsthacampa or Prishthacampa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prishthachampa.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Pṛṣṭhacampā (पृष्ठचम्पा) is the name of a village visited by Mahāvīra during his fourth year of spiritual-exertion.—From Corāka the Lord left for Pṛṣṭhacampā and spent his fourth rainy season halt there. In this time he observed four months of fast and went into meditation in different forms in kāyotsarga. After completing his penance, he broke his fast at a place outside Campā. After completing the monsoon stay at Pṛṣṭhacampā, the Lord arrived at Kayaṅgalā.

Pṛṣṭhacampā was also visited by Mahāvīra during his 18th Year as Kevalī.—Completing the cāturmāsa Rājagṛha, the Lord left for Campā and became seated in Pṛṣṭhacampā on its western part. Hearing news of the Lord's arrival, the king of Campā, Śāla, and his brother, prince Mahāśāla, came to listen to the Lord's sermon and took initiation. From Pṛṣṭhacampā, the Lord reached the Pūrṇabhadra caitya in Campā.

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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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