Anavatapta: 6 definitions

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Anavatapta (अनवतप्त):—At the northern boundaries (of Jambudvīpa), in the Snowy Mountains (Himavat), there is lake called Anavatapta; in the lake there is a lotus golden in color and made of the seven jewels, as large as a chariot wheel. [Its master], Anavatapata, king of the nāgas (nāgarāja), is a great bodhisattva of the seventh bhūmi.

At the four corners of the lake there are four [mouths] from which the water flows out:

  1. at the east, the Elephant’s Mouth (Siang t’eou = hastimukha);
  2. at the south, the Ox’s Mouth (Nieou t’eou = vṛṣabhamukha);
  3. at the west, the Horse’s Mouth (Ma t’eou = aśvamukha);
  4. at the north, the Lion’s Mouth (Che tseu t’eou = siṃhamukha).

According to the Si yu ki, l.c., Anavatapta is located at the center of Jambudvīpa, south of the Perfumed Mountain (Gandhamādana) and north of the great Snowy Mountain (Himavat).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Anavatapta (अनवतप्त).—(= Pali Anotatta, in meaning 1), (1) name of a lake: Lalitavistara 332.12; Divyāvadāna 150.23; 152.23; 153.4; 344.13; 399.14; Śikṣāsamuccaya 247.12; Daśabhūmikasūtra 95.17; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 62.1; °ta-kāyikā devatāḥ, the deities inhabiting Lake A, Divyāvadāna 153.7 ff.; (2) name of a nāga-king: Mahāvyutpatti 3239; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 4.12; Lalitavistara 204.10; 219.9 (here anāva°, m.c.); Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 85.4; 91.19; 158.14; 162.8; Kāraṇḍavvūha 2.14; 68.5; Gaṇḍavyūha 196.13; Mahā-Māyūrī 221.20; 247.9.

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Anāvatapta (अनावतप्त).—m.c. for Anava° (2), q.v.: Lalitavistara 219.9.

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

1) Anavatapta (अनवतप्त):—[=an-avatapta] m. Name of a serpent king, [Buddhist literature]

2) [v.s. ...] of a lake (= Rāvaṇa-hrada), [ib.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anavatapta (अनवतप्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-ptaḥ) (In Buddhist mythology and legends.)

1) The name of a serpent-king.

2) The name of a renowned lake where the disciples of Śākyamuni held several of their meetings; probably the same as Rāvaṇahrada. E. a neg. and avatapta.

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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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