Rishipala, Ṛṣipāla, Rishi-pala: 1 definition
Rishipala 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 Ṛṣipāla can be transliterated into English as Rsipala or Rishipala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Ṛṣipāla (ऋषिपाल) (or Ṛṣipālaka) and Ṛṣi are the two Indras of the Ṛṣivādita class Vyantaras living in the first 100 yojanas of the Ratnaprabhā-earth in the “lower world” (adhaloka), according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly: “[...] In the first 100 yojanas of Ratnaprabhā, with the exception of 10 above and 10 below, i.e., in 80 yojanas, there are 8 classes of Vyantaras: [viz., the Ṛṣivāditas, ...] The two Indras in these classes are respectively: [viz., Ṛṣi and Ṛṣipāla;...]”.
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