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Skandhashali, aka: Skandhaśāli, Skandha-shali; 1 Definition(s)

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Skandhashali means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Skandhaśāli can be transliterated into English as Skandhasali or Skandhashali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Skandhaśāli (स्कन्धशालि) is the name of class of mahoraga gods according to both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara traditions. The mahoraga refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The mahoragas are are dark or black in complexion and the Nāga is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree).

The deities such as the Skandhaśālis are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

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