Rohit; 3 Definition(s)


Rohit means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

Rohit (रोहित्) is the name of a river mentioned as flowing through Haimavanta together with the Rohitāsyā river. Haimavanta is one of the seven regions (kṣetra) of Jambūdvīpa according to Jaina cosmology. Jambūdvīpa sits at the centre of madhyaloka (‘middle world’) is the most important of all continents and it is here where human beings reside.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Rohit (रोहित्) or Rohita is the name of a river that, coupled with the Rohitāsyā river, separates the Haimavata region. Haimavata refers to one of the regions of Jambūdvīpa: the first continent of the Madhya-loka (middle-word), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.10. The Rohit river flows eastwards. The Rohit and Rohitāsyā rivers have 28000 tributaries.

Jambūdvīpa (where flows the Rohit river) is in the centre of all continents and oceans; all continents and oceans are concentric circles with Jambūdvīpa in the centre. Like the navel is in the centre of the body, Jambūdvīpa is in the centre of all continents and oceans. Sumeru Mount is in the centre of Jambūdvīpa. It is also called Mount Sudarśana.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
General definition book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of rohit in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rohit (रोहित्).—m. [ruh-itiḥ Uṇ.1.94]

1) The sun.

2) A kind of fish. -f. Ved.

1) A red mare.

2) A doe, a deer; रोहिद्भूतां सोऽन्वधावदृक्षरूपी हतत्रपः (rohidbhūtāṃ so'nvadhāvadṛkṣarūpī hatatrapaḥ) Bhāg.3.31.36.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

Discover the meaning of rohit in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 5 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Jambūdvīpa (जम्बूद्वीप).—One of the Purāṇically famous Saptadvīpas (seven continents). These se...
Rohita (रोहित).—(ROHITĀŚVA). The son of Hariścandra. This son, who was born by the blessing of ...
Rohitāsyā (रोहितास्या) is the name of a river that, coupled with the Rohita (Rohit) river, sepa...
Rohitaśva (रोहितश्व).—m. (-śvaḥ) 1. A name of Agni. 2. The son of Harischandra. E. rohit a deer...
Haimavanta (हैमवन्त).—One of the seven regions (kṣetra) of Jambūdvīpa according to Jaina cosmol...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: