Siddhayatana, aka: Siddha-ayatana, Siddhāyatana; 3 Definition(s)

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Siddhayatana means something in 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Siddhāyatana (सिद्धायतन).—A siddhāyatana 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.

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra Vol-i
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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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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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Siddha (सिद्ध).—mfn. (-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) 1. Accomplished, effected, completed. 2. Liberated, em...
Ayatana
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Siddhartha
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Siddhanta
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Pancayatana
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Siddhakshetra
Siddhakṣetra (सिद्धक्षेत्र).—the abode of sages or Siddhas. Derivable forms: siddhakṣetram (सिद...
Siddhasana
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Naivasamjnanasamjnayatana
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Vijnananantyayatana
Vijñānānantyāyatana (विज्ञानानन्त्यायतन) referst to the “sphere of infinity of consciousness” a...
Siddhanna
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Siddhaloka
Siddhaloka (सिद्धलोक).—the world of the Blest (siddha). Derivable forms: siddhalokaḥ (सिद्धलोकः...
Devayatana
Devāyatana (देवायतन).—n. (-naṃ) A temple. E. deva, and āyatana abode.
Siddhasadhya
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Akimcanyayatana
Ākiṃcanyāyatana (आकिंचन्यायतन) referst to the “sphere of nothing at all” and represents one of ...
Siddhacakra
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