Simhalasimha, Siṃhalasiṃha, Simhala-simha: 1 definition


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Source: Tessitori Collection I

Siṃhalasiṃha (सिंहलसिंह) is the name of an ancient king of Siṃhaladvīpa, according to the Priyamelakacopaī by Samayasundara (dealing with the lives of Jain teachers), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—Accordingly, “Siṃhalasuta, was a beautiful prince, son of Siṃhalasiṃha on Siṃhaladvīpa. Once, when he was in a park, Dhanavatī, the daughter of the city leading businessman was carried away by a mad elephant. He rescued her and was married to her. [...]”.

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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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