Amritodana, Amṛtodana: 6 definitions


Amritodana 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.

The Sanskrit term Amṛtodana can be transliterated into English as Amrtodana or Amritodana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Amritodana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Amṛtodana (अमृतोदन) or Amṛtadana is one of the four sons of king Siṃhahanu, an ancient king of the solar clan (āditagotra or sūryavaṃśa) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). Accordingly, “King Amṛtadana had two sons: 1) Mo ho nan (Mahānāman), 2) A ni lou t’eou (Aniruddha)”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Amritodana in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Amṛtodana (अमृतोदन) refers to one of the four sons of Siṃhahanu: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahāvastu chapter II.32 of the Mahāsaṃghikas (and the Lokottaravāda school). Amṛtodana is known as Amitodana according to the Dulva (the Tibetan translation of the Vinaya of the Sarvāstivādins).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Amritodana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Amṛtodana (अमृतोदन).—(= Pali Amito°, brother of Suddhodana and father of Anuruddha and Mahānāma), name of a Śākyan aristocrat, brother of Śuddhodana: Mahāvastu i.352.13; 355.20; father of Anuruddha, Mahānāma, and Bhaṭṭika, Mahāvastu iii.177.2; mentioned Mahāvyutpatti 3602; Avadāna-śataka ii.111.8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amṛtodana (अमृतोदन):—[from a-mṛta > a-mūla] m. Name of a son of Siṃhahanu, and uncle of Śākyamuni.

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Amritodana in German

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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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