Shaurikapura, Śaurikapura, Shaurika-pura: 1 definition


Shaurikapura 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 Śaurikapura can be transliterated into English as Saurikapura or Shaurikapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Sacred Texts: Uttaradhyayana Sutra

Śaurikapura (शौरिकपुर) is the name of an ancient city possibly identified with Śauryapura, according to the Uttarādhyayana-sūtra chapter 22 (“Rathanemi”).—Note: According to the Brahmanical account Vasudeva lived in Mathurā. The name given to the town by the Jainas is apparently derived from Śauri, an epithet of Kṛṣṇa, whose grandfather was Śūra. Soriyapura may be Śaurikapura or Śauryapura. The latter rendering adopted by our commentators is based on a wrong etymology.

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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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