Shalishirsha, Śāliśīrṣa, Shali-shirsha: 1 definition

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Shalishirsha 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 Śāliśīrṣa can be transliterated into English as Salisirsa or Shalishirsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Śāliśīrṣa (शालिशीर्ष) is the name of a garden visited by Mahāvīra during his sixth year of spiritual-exertion.—Leaving Grāmaka the Lord arrived at the beautiful garden, ‘Śāliśīrṣa’. It was the chilly winter month of Māgha. People were shivering in their warm clothes within their homes, while at the same time the Lord was standing in meditation, naked. The Lord arrived at Bhadrikā city on leaving ‘Śāliśīrṣa’.

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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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