Tejalapura, Tejala-pura: 5 definitions


Tejalapura means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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)

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Source: archive.org: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)

Tejalapura (तेजलपुर).—Tejapāla (minister of the king of Gurjara) constructed a beautiful town called Tejalapura in Girināra (Girnar) and built the temple of Pārśvanātha named Āsarājavihāra after the name of his father. He also excavated a beautiful lake known as Kumārasara after the name of his mother. On the east of Tejalapura a fort called Ugrasenagaḍ and a Jina temple were sanctified by Yugādinātha. On the north stands the temple of Daśadaśā adorned with Viśākha columns on the bank of the river Suvarṇarekhā.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Wikipedia: India History

Tejalapura (तेजलपुर) refers to Jirnadurga (modern Junagadh).—Tejapala, a minister in Vaghela court who is known along with his brother Vastupala, constructed the stepwell for the benefit of travellers. It is built in the first half of the 13th century CE, probably between 1230 and 1240. The construction of the stepwell between Tejalapura or Jirnadurga (modern Junagadh) and Vamanasthali (modern Vanthali) is mentioned in the Jinaharsha's Vastupala-Charita (dated Vikram Samvat 1497 or 1441 CE), a biography of Vastupala.

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Tejalapura (तेजलपुर) was built by Tejaḥpāla: a minister of King Vāghela Vīradhavala, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “This minister built the city of Tejalapura, built a temple called Āsarāyavihāra, and built a pond called Kumarasara. [...] He summoned the community to Ujjayaṃta. [...] He built a temple dedicated to Nemi”.

See p. ex. Burgess 1874-1875 p. 166, 170-173; cf. also Vastupāla.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Prakrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Tejalapura (तेजलपुर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tejalapura.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tejalapura (तेजलपुर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tejalapura.

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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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