Ratnāvalivara, aka: Ratnavalivara; 1 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Ratnāvalivara can be transliterated into English as Ratnavalivara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)
Ratnāvalivara (रत्नावलिवर) is the shorter name of Ratnāvalivaradvīpa, one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) which is encircled by the ocean named Ratnāvalivarasasamudra (or simply Ratnāvalivara), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born.
Ratnāvalivara is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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