Sthulabhadra, Sthūlabhadra: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Sthūlabhadra (स्थूलभद्र) is the son of Minister Śakaṭāla, as mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “At the same time as two other monks, Sthūlabhadra went to ask his Master Sambhūtavijaya for his consent to the austerity he wishes to undertake. While he obtains to stay with the courtesan Kośā, his former lover, the two other disciples remain, one in a lion cave, the other on a wheel. At the end of the rainy season, the Master especially congratulates Sthūlabhadra. The other two attribute this preference to a social difference: Sthūlabhadra is the son of Minister Śakaṭāla. [...]”.

Cf. Āvasyakaniryukti (Haribhadra commentary) b.6-b.6; Paris. VIII. v. 109-169; Leumann 1934 p. 27.33-60.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Tessitori Collection I

Sthūlabhadra (स्थूलभद्र) is the name of a teacher belonging to the añcala-gaccha, according to the Añcalagaccha-paṭṭāvalī (dealing with Jain lineages history), 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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthulabhadra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sthūlabhadra (स्थूलभद्र).—m.

(-draḥ) One of the sacred personages called Sruta Kevalis by the Jainas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sthūlabhadra (स्थूलभद्र):—[=sthūla-bhadra] [from sthūla > sthūl] m. Name of one of the six Śruta-kevalins, [Jaina literature]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sthūlabhadra (स्थूलभद्र):—[sthūla-bhadra] (draḥ) 1. m. One of the sacred personages of the Jainas.

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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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