Shakatanana, Śakaṭānana: 1 definition

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Shakatanana 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 Śakaṭānana can be transliterated into English as Sakatanana or Shakatanana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śakaṭānana (शकटानन) is the name of a grove in the city Purimatāla, as mentioned in chapter 1.3 [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, “[...] Bowing, Yamaka announced to the Lord of Bharata, ‘You have cause for congratulation today, Your Majesty, in the news of the kalyāṇa. In the city Purimatāla in the grove Śakaṭānana, Holy Yugādinātha’s kevala became manifest’.”.

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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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