Ajapala, aka: Ajapāla, Ājapāla; 3 Definition(s)
Ajapala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ājapāla (आजपाल).—A son of Aja and father of Daśaratha.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 49.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
Son of the chaplain of King Esukari. He renounced the world with his three elder brothers. He was Anuruddha in the present age (J.iv.476ff).Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
ajapāla : (m.) goatherd.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 5 - The Week at Ajapāla Banyan Tree < [Chapter 8 - The Buddha’s stay at the Seven Places]
Part 6 - The Week at Mucalinda Lake (Mucalinda Sattāha) < [Chapter 8 - The Buddha’s stay at the Seven Places]
Part 1 - Reflections on the profundity of the Dhamma < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Becoming of Buddha and Defeating Sensual Pleasure < [Part 3 - Discourse on proximate preface (santike-nidāna)]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)