Vadhyaghataka, Vadhyaghāṭaka, Vadhya-ghataka: 3 definitions


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In Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Vadhyaghātaka (वध्यघातक) refers to one of the three kinds of Virodha (“contradiction”), as used in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. I, P. 10, l. 17]—Virodha, is of three kinds: (1) parasparaparihārasthiti, (2) vadhyaghātaka and (3) sahānavasthāna. Suppose there is a mango-fruit which is green in colour and sour in taste. When it is so, it is not yellow in colour and sweet m taste. This is possible only when the first state gets removed. Thus both of these states are mutually exclusive of one another and not co-existent. Amongst the available works of the Śvetāmbaras, it seems Gandhahastin Siddhasena Gaṇī’s com (pp 394-398) on TS (V, 31) is the first work to deal with the subject of virodha m details Dharmakirti has treated this subject m Pramanavims'caya

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[«previous next»] — Vadhyaghataka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vadhyaghāṭaka (वध्यघाटक) or Vadhya-ghāṭa.—(ka) , m. (written ba° in Mahāvyutpatti, Divyāvadāna; = Pali vajjha-ghātaka; on ṭ for t see § 2.41), executioner of criminals: °ṭaka Mahāvastu ii.168.10, and v.l. 169.9; °ṭa, v.l. for °ta 170.9; °taka (seems to be the most usual form) Mahāvyutpatti 3836 (ba°); Divyāvadāna 421.1, 9 (ba°); Mahāvastu ii.169.9; °ta, Divyāvadāna 421.4 (ba°); Mahāvastu ii.169.6; 170.8, 9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vadhyaghātaka (वध्यघातक):—[=vadhya-ghātaka] [from vadhya > vadh] ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) mfn. killing one sentenced to death, executing criminals.

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