Suranakanda, Sūraṇakanda, Surana-kanda, Suranakamda: 2 definitions

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Sūraṇakanda (सूरणकन्द) in both Sanskrit and Prakrit refers to the plant Amorphophallus campanulatus Br. This plant is classifed as ananta-kāya, or “plants that are inhabited by an infinite number of living organisms”, and therefore are abhakṣya (forbidden to consume) according to both Nemicandra (in his Pravacana-sāroddhāra v245-246) and Hemacandra (in his Yogaśāstra 3.44-46). Those plants which are classified as ananta-kāyas (e.g., sūraṇa-kanda) seem to be chosen because of certain morphological peculiarities such as the possession of bulbs or rhizomes orthe habit of periodically shedding their leaves; and in general theyare characterized by possibilities of vegetative reproduction.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Suranakanda in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sūraṇakaṃda (ಸೂರಣಕಂದ):—[noun] = ಸೂರಣ [surana].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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