Pundarikini, Puṇḍarīkinī: 4 definitions


Pundarikini means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Puṇḍarīkiṇī (पुण्डरीकिणी) is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 3.7 [suvidhinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “There is a city Puṇḍarīkiṇī in the rich province Puṣkalāvatī in the East Videhas in the half of Puṣkaravaradvīpa. In this city Mahāpadma was king, deep as the pool Mahāpadma on Mount Mahāhima. Dharma, accepted from birth, increased gradually in his childhood and youth along with physical beauty. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Puṇḍarīkinī, (f.) (adj. pundarīkin, of puṇḍarīka) a pool or pond of white lotuses D. I, 75≈(M. III, 93; S. I, 138). (Page 465)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pundarikini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṇḍarīkiṇī (पुण्डरीकिणी):—[from puṇḍarīka] f. Name of a town in Videha, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Puṇḍarīkiṇī (पुण्डरीकिणी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Puṃḍarigiṇī.

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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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