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Ratnāvalivaradvīpa, aka: Ratnavalivara-dvipa; 1 Definition(s)

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Ratnāvalivaradvīpa means something in Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Ratnāvalivaradvīpa can be transliterated into English as Ratnavalivaradvipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ratnāvalivaradvīpa (रत्नावलिवरद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka), encircled by the ocean named Ratnāvalivarasamudra (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. Ratnāvalivaradvīpa is also known as plainly Ratnāvalivara.

Ratnāvalivaradvīpa 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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