Siddhakshetra, Siddhakṣetra, Siddha-kshetra: 7 definitions

Introduction

Siddhakshetra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Siddhakṣetra can be transliterated into English as Siddhaksetra or Siddhakshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Siddhakṣetra (सिद्धक्षेत्र).—On the banks of the Ganges.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 110. 12.

1b) In the Himālayas;1 where Yogins go with their very bodies or Kāyārohaṇam.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 175, 182.
  • 2) Ib. 23. 222.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Google Books: Jaina Iconography

Siddhakṣetra (सिद्धक्षेत्र).—One of the five heavens of the upper world (ūrdhvaloka);—Twelve yojanas above Sarvarthasiddhi (the fifth Anuttara), at the summit of the universe, is the Siddha-kṣetra, the land of liberated souls, in the world called Īṣatprāgbhāra. In its middle, radiant like silver is the Siddha-kṣetra, shaped like a parasol or canopy, tapering up towards the top. Here the Siddhas live “in the Blissful possession of their infinite quarternary”

Source: Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts

Siddhakṣetra (सिद्धक्षेत्र).—The siddha-kṣetra or mokṣa is situated at the symbolic forehead of the creations where all the jīvās having attained nirvana reside in a state of peace and eternal happiness. Outside the symbolic figure of this creation nothing but aloka or ākāśa (sky) exists

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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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India history and geogprahy

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Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (historical)

Celebrated Siddha Kṣetras of Tamilnādu.—From very simply marked sacred tree, a snake hill, a smeared stone, a samādhi shrine, a picture of a favored deity, to enlarged temples, there are thousands of sacred centres found all over the Tamilnādu. Of them, the places dedicated to Siddhas and their samādhis attract millions of devotees.

Gradually many of these Siddha shrines in some places are worshipped as clan and folk deities. Then these Siddha shrines or samādhis become sanskritisized. Some of them become more prosperous and attain more popularity and importance due to increased status in which the brahmanical mode of worship is taking place.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siddhakṣetra (सिद्धक्षेत्र).—the abode of sages or Siddhas.

Derivable forms: siddhakṣetram (सिद्धक्षेत्रम्).

Siddhakṣetra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms siddha and kṣetra (क्षेत्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Siddhakṣetra (सिद्धक्षेत्र):—[=siddha-kṣetra] [from siddha > sidh] n. ‘land of the Blest’, a region inhabited by the Siddhas (also as Name of various sacred regions), [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara; Purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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