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Rucakavarasamudra, aka: Rucakavara-samudra; 1 Definition(s)

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Rucakavarasamudra 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Rucakavarasamudra (रुचकवरसमुद्र) is the name of an ocean (samudra) surrouding the continent of Rucakavaradvīpa (or simply Rucakavara), according to Jain cosmology. The Rucakavarasamudra and Rucakavaradvīpa are situated in the middle-world (madhyaloka), which contains innumerable concentric continents (dvīpa), each surrounded by their own ocean. The middle-world, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born. Rucakavarasamudra is also known as plainly Rucakavara.

Rucakavarasamudra 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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