Vicitrakuta, Vicitrakūṭa: 1 definition
Vicitrakuta 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Vichitrakuta.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Vicitrakūṭa (विचित्रकूट) is the name of a mountain which is situated along the west bank of the river Sitodā. On top of Vicitrakūṭa and Citrakūṭa are the temples of the Jinas. This river Sitodā is mentioned as flowing through Videha together with the Sitā river. Videha is one of the seven regions (kṣetra) of Jambūdvīpa according to Jaina cosmology. Jambūdvīpa sits at the centre of madhyaloka (‘middle world’) is the most important of all continents and it is here where human beings reside.
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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