Digambara

n. member of one of the two principal divisions of Jainism

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Digambara —    Digambara is one of the two main divisions of the Jain tradition (see JAINISM). It literally means “those wearing the sky as a garment,” a refer ence to the complete nudity of the monks of this branch. The Digambara Jains, who are relatively… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Digambara — Digambara, Sekte, s. Dschaina …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Digambara — Jainism This article is part of a series on Jainism Prayers and Vows …   Wikipedia

  • Digambara — /di gum beuhr euh/, n. the earlier of the two principal Jain sects, whose members went naked. Cf. Svetambara. [ < Skt: naked] * * * ▪ Jainist sect Sanskrit“Sky clad,” i.e., naked       one of the two principal sects of the Indian religion Jainism …   Universalium

  • Digambara — Ein Digambara (Sanskrit, m., दिगम्बर, digambara, übersetzt: „im Luftkleid“, „im Himmelskleid“ oder „in die Weltweite gekleidet“) ist ein Angehöriger einer überwiegend aus Mönchen bestehenden religiösen Gruppe, die dem Jainismus angehört.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Digambara — Digạmbara   [Sanskrit, »Luftbekleidete«, d. h. Nackte], radikal asketische Richtung des indischen Jaina Ordens (Jaina), deren (heute unter 100) Mönche keine Kleidung tragen, im Gegensatz zur gemäßigten Richtung, den Weiß Gekleideten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Digambara — [dɪ gʌmbərə] noun a member of one of two principal sects of Jainism, who reject property ownership and formerly did not wear clothes. See also Svetambara. Origin from Sanskrit Digāmbara, lit. sky clad …   English new terms dictionary

  • digambara — di·gam·ba·ra …   English syllables

  • digambara — diˈgəmbərə noun ( s) Usage: capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit, literally, sky clad, naked : a member of a major Jain sect formed in the 3d century B.C. and distinguished by its original abandonment of all worldly possessions including clothes and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Digambara Jaina Temple, Khandagiri — Digambara Jaina Temple, Khandagiri …   Wikipedia

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