Vrikshamula, Vṛkṣamūla, Vṛkṣamūlā: 5 definitions

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Vrikshamula 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 terms Vṛkṣamūla and Vṛkṣamūlā can be transliterated into English as Vrksamula or Vrikshamula, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Vṛksamūlā (वृक्समूला) or Vṛksamūlāvidyā refers to one of the sixteen Vidyās from which are derived the respective classes of Vidyādharas (in this case, Vṛkṣamūlaka), according to chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

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“[...] After making [the two rows of Vidyādhara-cities], many villages and suburbs, they established communities [viz., the Vṛkṣamūlakas] according to the suitability of place. [...] Dharaṇendra instructed them about the law as follows: ‘If any insolent persons show disrespect or do injury to the Jinas, or the Jinas’ shrines, or to those who will attain mokṣa in this birth, or to any ascetics engaged in pratimā, the Vidyās [viz., Vṛksamūlās] will abandon them at once, just as wealth abandons lazy people. Whoever kills a man with his wife, or enjoys women against their will, the Vidyās will abandon him at once’.”

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛkṣamūla (वृक्षमूल).—[neuter] the root of a tree.

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

Vṛkṣamūla (वृक्षमूल):—[=vṛkṣa-mūla] [from vṛkṣa] n. the root of a tree, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vrikshamula 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrikshamula in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vṛkṣamūla (ವೃಕ್ಷಮೂಲ):—

1) [noun] the root or roots of a tree.

2) [noun] the lower part of a tree, just above the ground.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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