Glossary

Devānandā
Type of termDefinition
TermDevānandā
Alternative TermsDevanand, Devananda
Replaced with-
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The original mother of Mahāvīra, who was from the brahmin caste. The king of the gods, Śakra, caused the embryo to be transferred into the womb of a kṣatriya woman because Jinas-to-be can only be born to the kṣatriya caste.

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