Vrishabhanatha, Vṛṣabhanātha, Vrishabha-natha: 2 definitions

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Vrishabhanatha 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.

The Sanskrit term Vṛṣabhanātha can be transliterated into English as Vrsabhanatha or Vrishabhanatha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vrishabhanatha in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography

Vṛṣabhanātha (वृषभनाथ) or Vṛṣabhadeva is another name for Ṛṣabhanātha: the first of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—In the Jaina history of the Patriarchs, Ṛṣabhanātha or Vṛṣabhanātha is regarded as the founder of the religion. Details of his history are preserved in the Ādipurāṇa of the Digambaras, Kalpasūtra and Hemachandra’s Triṣaṣṭhi-Śalākāpuruṣacaritra of the Śvetāmbaras.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

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

Vṛṣabhanātha (ವೃಷಭನಾಥ):—[noun] name of the first spiritual teacher of Jainism.

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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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