avasarpiṇī अवसर्पिणी

Definition: f. "going or gliding down gradually", a descending period of a long duration and alternating with the"ascending one" (ut-sarpiṇī- q.v;both the ascending[ ut-s-]and descending[ ava-s-]cycle are divided into six stages each: good-good, good, good-bad, bad-good, bad, bad-bad)


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Literary Sources: Jain., A1ryabh.
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