Siddhayatana, Siddha-ayatana, Siddhāyatana: 5 definitions


Siddhayatana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Siddhayatana in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Siddhāyatana (सिद्धायतन).—One of the nine peaks (kūṭa) of the Vaitāḍhya mountains, which is situated in the center of Bhārata (parallel to the Himavān). On this peak are the temples of the Siddhas (known as the śāśvata Jina Bhavanas) having images of the śāśvata Jinas installed in them. Bhārata is one of the seven regions (kṣetra) of Jambūdvīpa according to Jaina cosmology. Jambūdvīpa sits at the centre of madhyaloka (‘middle world’) is the most important of all continents and it is here where human beings reside.

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Siddhāyatana (सिद्धायतन) or °caitya is a temple to the ‘eternal Arhats.’ There are 4 of these: Ṛṣabha, Vardhamāna, Candrānana, Variṣeṇa. See Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra I, p. 366. They are so-called because there are always Arhats by these names in existence somewhere in the universe.

2) Siddhāyatana (सिद्धायतन) is the name of a peak of mount Vaitāḍhya, according to chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism. Accordingly, “[...] Taking their families and all their retinue and ascending the best of cars, they went to Vaitāḍhya. They landed on mount Vaitāḍhya which is [...] endowed with wonderful splendor from its peak Siddhāyatana having the eternal images, like Sumeru with its crest”.

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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 geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Siddha-ayatana.—(EI 33), cf. pūrva-siddha-ayatana (Buddhist); temple associated with a Siddha. Note: siddha-ayatana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Siddhayatana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Siddhāyatana (सिद्धायतन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Siddhāyayaṇa.

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Siddhayatana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Siddhāyatana (ಸಿದ್ಧಾಯತನ):—

1) [noun] = ಸಿದ್ಧಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ [siddhakshetra].

2) [noun] a temple where an accomplished semi-divine person is worshippped.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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