Vidhatrika, Vidhātṛkā, Vi-dhatrika: 3 definitions

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Vidhatrika means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Vidhātṛkā can be transliterated into English as Vidhatrka or Vidhatrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vidhatrika in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vidhātṛka (विधातृक) (or Vidhātṛ) and Dhātṛ are the two Indras of the Pañcaprajñapti class Vyantaras living in the first 100 yojanas of the Ratnaprabhā-earth in the “lower world” (adhaloka), according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “[...] In the first 100 yojanas of Ratnaprabhā, with the exception of 10 above and 10 below, i.e., in 80 yojanas, there are 8 classes of Vyantaras: [viz., the Pañcaprajñaptis, ...] The two Indras in these classes are respectively: [viz., Dhātṛ and Vidhātṛka;...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vidhatrika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidhātṛkā (विधातृका):—[=vi-dhātṛkā] f. (used to explain vidhavā), [Nirukta, by Yāska iii, 15.]

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Vidhatrika in German

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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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