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Suryavaravabhasa, aka: Sūryavarāvabhāsa; 1 Definition(s)

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Suryavaravabhasa means something in Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

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General definition (in Jainism)

Sūryavarāvabhāsa (सूर्यवरावभास) is the shorter name of Sūryavarāvabhāsadvīpa, one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) which is encircled by the ocean named Sūryavarāvabhāsasamudra (or simply Sūryavarāvabhāsa), 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.

Sūryavarāvabhāsa 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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

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