Susthitavarta, Susthitāvarta, Susthita-avarta: 1 definition


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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Susthitāvarta (सुस्थितावर्त) (or Susthitāvartaka?) is the name of a palace in the Prāṇata heaven, according to chapter 5.1 [śāntinātha-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:—“Śrīvijaya and Amitatejas, one having made a nidāna and one not, died and became gods in the heaven Prāṇata. Named Maṇicūla and Divyacūla, they remained happily in the palaces Susthitāvarta and Nanditāvartaka. As gods immersed in an ocean of pleasure, they passed lives of twenty sāgaropamas, absorbed in happiness, accomplishing the attainment of desires by (mere) thought”.

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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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