Shilandhara, Śilandhāra, Śīlandhara: 3 definitions


Shilandhara means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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 terms Śilandhāra and Śīlandhara can be transliterated into English as Silandhara or Shilandhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śīlandhara (शीलन्धर) is the name of an ancient Muni, as mentioned in chapter 1.1 [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, as Svayambuddha narrated to king Mahābala:—

“One day, the gods came to a garden outside the city to honor Muni Śīlandhara who had acquired omniscience. The King [Hariścandra] was informed about this by Subuddhi and, his mind engraved with faith, went on horseback to the best of munis. After the King had saluted him and had seated himself, the Muni delivered a sermon that was moonlight to the darkness of wrong doctrine”.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shilandhara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śiḷandhāra (शिळंधार).—, or śiḷādhāra a & ad (śiḷā or śilā Stone, dhāra Stream.) Exceedingly heavy; dashing, pelting, battering; like streams of stones;--used of rain or raining.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śiḷandhāra (शिळंधार).—a & ad Exceedingly heavy; pelting.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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