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tirthankara  Term Image (tīrthaṃkara) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: "Ford-maker."
Long Description: Literally, "ford-maker;" a title for the twenty-four Jain masters who conveyed the principles of Jain belief over the centuries, the last of whom was Mahāvīra (6th century B.C.E.).
Source(s): The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, edited by Dr. Rama P. Coomaraswamy
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms