Upasakadasha, aka: Upāsakadaśā, Upasaka-dasha; 1 Definition(s)
Upasakadasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Upāsakadaśā can be transliterated into English as Upasakadasa or Upasakadasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Upāsakadaśā (उपासकदशा).—Name of one of the Aṅgas or chief Jaina sacred writings.
Derivable forms: upāsakadaśāḥ (उपासकदशाः).
Upāsakadaśā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms upāsaka and daśā (दशा).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 2 books and stories containing Upasakadasha, Upāsakadaśā or Upasaka-dasha. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Founding of Mahāvīra’s congregation and gaṇas < [Chapter V - Mahāvīra’s omniscience and the originating of the fourfold congregation]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter I.e - Religious and philosophical literature of the Jainas < [Chapter I - Introduction]