Sagaracandra, Sāgaracandra: 3 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Sagarachandra.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Sāgaracandra (सागरचन्द्र) or simply Sāgara is the son of Candanadāsa: a wealthy merchant from Aparājitā, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-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 Aparājitā] lived a merchant, preeminent in wealth, foremost among those devoted solely to piety, by name Candanadāsa, sandal for giving delight to the world. He had a son, Sāgaracandra, who was the prime cause of delight to the eyes of the world like the moon to the ocean. Always having an upright character, his actions governed by dharma, possessing discernment, he was the face-ornament of the whole city”.

2) Sāgaracandra (सागरचन्द्र) is the name of an ancient Muni (i.e., ascetic), according to chapter 5.4 [śāntinātha-caritra].—Accordingly, as King Ghanaratha said:—“[...] One day, when they (i.e., Candratilaka and Sūryatilaka) had grown up, they went to the peak of Meru and payed homage to the statues of the holy eternal Arhats. Wandering about from curiosity they saw the flying ascetic, Sāgaracandra, standing on a gold slab in Nandana. They bowed to the Muni, circumambulated him, and listened before him to a sermon, their hands folded submissively. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sagaracandra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sāgaracandra (सागरचन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a Jain poet. Quoted in Gaṇaratnamahodadhi pp. 106. 115. 144 (mentions Jayasiṃhadeva). 304.

2) Sāgaracandra (सागरचन्द्र):—Nāracandraṭippaṇa.

3) Sāgaracandra (सागरचन्द्र):—Nāracandraṭippaṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāgaracandra (सागरचन्द्र):—[=sāgara-candra] [from sāgara] m. Name of a Jain poet, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi]

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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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