Glossary

Kalyāṇaka
Type of termDefinition
TermKalyāṇaka
Alternative TermsKalyāṇa, Kalyaṇaka, Kalyana, Kalyanak, pañca-kalyāṇaka, pañcakalyāṇaka, pañca-kalyāṇa, pañcakalyāṇa, pancakalyanaka, pancakalyanak, panchakalyanaka, panchakalyanak
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An auspicious moment in a Jina's life. There are five pañca-kalyāṇakas:

  • garbha – conception
  • janma – birth
  • vairāgya – renunciation
  • kevala-jñāna – enlightenment
  • mokṣa or nirvāna – liberation.
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