Sumitravijaya: 1 definition



Sumitravijaya 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Sumitravijaya in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Sumitravijaya (सुमित्रविजय) or simply Sumitra is the younger brother of king Jitaśatru, according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “In this city (i.e., Vinītā), Jitaśatru was king, like a broad umbrella of the Ikṣvāku-family warding off heat (pain) from all. His virtues, bravery, etc., gained a lord in his very brilliant glory, like the constellations having a lord in the moon. [...] The King had a younger brother, who was crown prince, named Sumitravijaya, whose strength was unequaled. [...]”.

General definition book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of sumitravijaya in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: