Sirpur: 1 definition


Sirpur means something in 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.

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Source: Jainworld: Jain History (h)

Sirpur is situated in Ākolā District, and its ancient name was Śrīpura. This Tīrtha is famous by the name of Antarikṣa Parśvanātha. The worship of this Antarikṣa Pārśvanātha has been mentioned in the Prākrit Nirvāṇa Kāṇḍa. Madanakīrti has mentioned this Tīrtha in his Śasana Catuśtriṃatikā. Besides Lakṣamaṇa, Gunakīrti, Megharaja, Sumatisāgara Jñānasagara, Jayasagara, Cimaṇā Paṇḍita, Somasena, Harsha etc. have mentioned Antarikṣa Pārśvanātha. The Pārśvanātha temple of this place was known even to Jinaprabha who wrote a Kalpa on this Tīrtha. Śilavijaya has also mentioned it. Aila Śrīpāla is known to have constructed this temple probably in the tenth century A.D. The old Digambara Jaina images and other remains have been discovered at this place.

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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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