Yugadinatha, Yugādinātha, Yugadi-natha: 2 definitions

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Yugadinatha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Yugādinātha (युगादिनाथ) is another name for Ṛṣabha (i.e., the first of the twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras), according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

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“[...] The body of Yugādinātha (i.e., Ṛṣabha) was free from perspiration, disease and dirt, fragrant, with a beautiful shape, like a golden lotus; flesh and blood were white as a stream of cow’s milk, free from odor of flesh; the process of eating and eliminating food was not visible to the eye; the fragrance of his breath resembled the fragrance of a full-blown lotus; these four manifestations of supernatural powers appeared with his birth.

The Lord (i.e., Ṛṣabha), having a body with mortise-collar-and-pin joints (vajraṛṣabhanārāca), walked slowly, as if from fear of breaking the earth with his feet. The Lord spoke, even as a child, with deep, soft tones. For the childhood of great men is only in respect to the body. [...]”.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: academia.edu: Inscriptions of Gopakṣetra

Yugādinātha (युगादिनाथ) is mentioned in an inscription at Gwalior for (Gwalior) on a Jaina image (Mārī-mātā). It mentions the dedication of the image of Yugādinātha in the reign of Kīrtisiṃha by Saṅghādipati Hemarāja, apparently on behalf of a number of Jaina worthies.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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