Yashobhadrasuri, Yaśobhadrasūri, Yashobhadra-suri: 1 definition


Yashobhadrasuri 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 Yaśobhadrasūri can be transliterated into English as Yasobhadrasuri or Yashobhadrasuri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Yaśobhadrasūri (यशोभद्रसूरि) refers to one of the 70 teachers mentioned in the Kharataragacchapaṭṭāvalī: a Sanskrit text listing the heads or pontiffs (sūri) of the Kharataragaccha, one of the most important Śvetāmbara monastic orders. The Kharatara-gaccha is especially rooted in Rajasthan. The text includes a narration of events in their lives (i.e., of Yaśobhadra-sūri), and can thus be called a Kharataragacchapaṭṭāvalī

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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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