Rishabhadeva, Ṛṣabhadeva, Rishabha-deva: 4 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Ṛṣabhadeva can be transliterated into English as Rsabhadeva or Rishabhadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography

Ṛṣabhadeva (ऋषभदेव) or Ṛṣabhanātha is another name for Ṛṣabhanātha: the first of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—In the Jaina history of the Patriarchs, Ṛṣabhanātha or Vṛṣabhanātha is regarded as the founder of the religion. Details of his history are preserved in the Ādipurāṇa of the Digambaras, Kalpasūtra and Hemachandra’s Triṣaṣṭhi-Śalākāpuruṣacaritra of the Śvetāmbaras.

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

Ṛṣabhadeva (ऋषभदेव):—[=ṛṣabha-deva] [from ṛṣabha > ṛṣ] m. Name of a Tīrthaṃ-kara or Arhat ([Jaina literature])

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ṛṣabhadeva (ऋषभदेव):—[(ṛṣabha + deva)] m. Nomen proprium eines Tīrthaṃkara der Jaina (wohl = ṛṣabha) [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 323.] purāṇa [279.]

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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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