Abhayanaga, Abhayanāga: 2 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Abhayanaga in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Younger brother of King Voharikatissa.

With the help of his uncle Subhadeva he conspired against the king and, obtaining the assistance of the Damilas, he overthrew and killed him.

Abhayanaga reigned for eight years (A.D. 291-9). Mhv.xxvi.42-53.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhayanaga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayanāga (अभयनाग):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-gaḥ) A proper name: a king of Cey-lon, the brother of Tishya (called Vyavahāraka-Tishya) whom he killed; he reigned from 231-238 after Christ. (See Turnour's Mahāv. p. 228 and Lassen's Ind. Alt. Ii. p. 1001.) E. abhaya and nāga.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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