Shukrakalpa, aka: Śukrakalpa, Shukra-kalpa; 1 Definition(s)

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Shukrakalpa 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 Śukrakalpa can be transliterated into English as Sukrakalpa or Shukrakalpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Shukrakalpa in Jainism glossaries]

Śukrakalpa (शुक्रकल्प) is synonymous for Śukra, referring to a heavenly abode (kalpa) inhabited by Kalpopapanna gods, according to Jain cosmological texts in both the Śvetāmbara and Digambara tradition. The Kalpopapannas (‘those born in the heavens’) represent a sub-species of the Vaimānika gods, which in turn represents the fourth main classification of devas (gods).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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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