Samudghata, Samudghāṭa, Samudghāta: 4 definitions



Samudghata 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)

[«previous next»] — Samudghata in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Samudghāta (समुद्घात) is a process by which a Jīva makes emanate soul-particles, together with the karmic matter which is inseparable from them, for some particular purpose.

There are 7 kinds of samudghātas:

  1. vedanīya,
  2. kaṣāya,
  3. vaikriya,
  4. māraṇāntika,
  5. taijasa,
  6. āhāra,
  7. kevalisamudghāta.
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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»] — Samudghata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samudghāṭa (समुद्घाट).—m. (see °ghāṭayati), removal, abolition (= °ghāta): hetudṛṣṭi-°ṭo Lalitavistara 33.6; sarvavāsanānusaṃ- dhi-°ṭam (acc.) 442.8.

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Samudghāta (समुद्घात).—m. (= Pali samugghāta; see also °ghāṭa), removal, abolition, destruction: Mahāvyutpatti 1601; 8355; kutsitadarśaneṣu doṣa-°ta-kuśalāḥ Mahāvastu i.134.1, (Bodhi- sattvas are) clever in rooting out the errors in reprehensible (heretical) systems; ālaya-°to Mahāvastu iii.200.11 (see ālaya 2; same [compound] in Pali °gghāto Aṅguttaranikāya (Pali) ii.34.24); anuśaya-°tāya (so read, Transl. 50 n. 1) Śikṣāsamuccaya 50.9; sarvamāna-°taṃ (acc.) 326.8; (anuśayānāṃ…) atyanta-°tād Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 138.15.

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

1) Samudghāṭa (समुद्घाट):—[=sam-udghāṭa] [from samud-ghaṭ] m. taking away, removal (perhaps [wrong reading] for ghāta), [Lalita-vistara]

2) Samudghāta (समुद्घात):—[=sam-udghāta] m. destruction, extermination, [Buddhist literature]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Samudghāta (समुद्घात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samugghāya.

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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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