Suryavara, Sūryavara, Sūryavāra, Surya-vara: 5 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Suryavara in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Sūryavara (सूर्यवर) is the shorter name of Sūryavaradvīpa, one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) which is encircled by the ocean named Sūryavarasamudra (or simply Sūryavara), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born.

Sūryavara is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Suryavara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sūryavāra (सूर्यवार).—Sunday.

Derivable forms: sūryavāraḥ (सूर्यवारः).

Sūryavāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūrya and vāra (वार).

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

Sūryavāra (सूर्यवार).—[masculine] Sunday.

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

1) Sūryavara (सूर्यवर):—[=sūrya-vara] [from sūrya > sūr] m. a [particular] medicament, [Catalogue(s)]

2) Sūryavāra (सूर्यवार):—[=sūrya-vāra] [from sūrya > sūr] m. Sunday, [Pañcatantra]

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Suryavara in German

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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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