Asela, aka: Ashela; 2 Definition(s)

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Asela means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Son of Mutasiva, and youngest brother of Devanampiyatissa. When the two Damilas, Sena and Guttaka, conquered Suratissa and captured the throne, Asela defeated them and reigned in Anuradhapura for ten years (155-145 B.C.). (Mhv.xxi.11; Cv.lxxxii.20; Epy. Zeyl. iii., Introd., p.5, n.1). He was ultimately conquered by Elara (Mhv.xxi.13).

Asela was one of nine brothers, the others being Abhaya, Devanampiyatissa, Uttiya, Mahasiva, Mahanaga, Mattabhaya, Suratissa and Kira (MT. 425).

He built a cetiya in the Asokamalaka (MT. 358).

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

aśēlā (अशेला).—a (Better asalā) Such, of this or the like kind.

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asēlā (असेला).—a (Better asalā) Such, of this or the like kind.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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