Tirtha-kshatriya, Tirtha-ksatriya, Tīrtha-kṣatriya: 1 definition


Tirtha-kshatriya means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Tīrtha-kṣatriya can be transliterated into English as Tirtha-ksatriya or Tirtha-kshatriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Tīrthakṣatriya (तीर्थक्षत्रिय) refers to a type of Gṛhastha: the second of the four stages of a layman (āśrama) according to Cāmuṇḍarāya (940–989 A.D.) in his Caritra-sāra. Tīrtha-kṣatriya refers to those who are of various kinds according to the way of their life.

Cāmuṇḍarāya, who was a Digambara Jain, has taken over the Hindu concept of the four āśramas, which, following Jinasena, he terms brahmacārin, gṛhastha (eg., Tīrtha), vānaprastha, and bhikṣu.

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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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