Ashvaghosha, Aśvaghoṣa, Ashva-ghosha: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Aśvaghoṣa can be transliterated into English as Asvaghosa or Ashvaghosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Aśvaghoṣa (अश्वघोष).—A famous Sanskrit poet. He has written many Sanskrit books prominent among which are the two great poems, Buddhacarita and Saundarananda and a drama called Śāriputraprakaraṇa. He lived in the 2nd Century A.D. His history of Buddha (Buddhacarita) was translated into Chinese during the period 414 to 421 A.D. He was known under the following names also: Ācārya, Bhadanta, Mahāvādī and Bhikṣu.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhism Tourism: Glossary of Buddhist Terms
Buddhist poet known for his epic poem, Buddhacarita, the first complete biography of the BuddhaSource: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism
Ashvaghosha I (1350-1270 BCE).—There were two Ashvaghoshas in the history of Buddhism. Ashvaghosha I was the junior contemporary of Katyayaniputra and lived 500 years after Buddha nirvana whereas Ashvaghosha II Matricheta lived 800 years after Buddha nirvana. Moreover, Ashvaghosha I was born in Saketa of Kashi Janapada whereas Ashvaghosha II probably belonged to Pataliputra. Ashvaghosha I was the teacher of Mahayana and authored “Mahayana Shraddhotpada”, a philosophical treatise that was also studied in Japanese monasteries. Parshva Katyayaniputra and Ashvaghosha I jointly composed a great treatise “ Abhidharma-Mahavibhasha-Shastra ” in Kashmir. Ashvaghosha I was the disciple of Parshva Katyayaniputra and Punyayashas.Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
Aśvaghoṣa (अश्वघोष) or Ashvaghosha (80 – c. 150 CE) was a Buddhist philosopher, dramatist, poet and orator from India. He was born in Saketa in northern India in a Brahmin family and later converted to Buddhism. He is believed to have been the first Sanskrit dramatist, and is considered the greatest Indian poet prior to Kālidāsa.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Aśvaghoṣa (अश्वघोष) refers to one of the sons of Vidyādhara-king Aśanighoṣa, according to chapter 5.1 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“Knowing that Śrīvijaya’s soldiers were eager for battle, Aśanighoṣa instructed his sons for hospitality to battle. Aśvaghoṣa, Śataghoṣa, Sahasraghoṣa, Mahāghoṣa, Bhīmaghoṣa, Ghanaghoṣa, and others; and their sons, Meghaghoṣa and the rest—all with a complete army left by the gate of Camaracañcā for battle. [...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aśvaghoṣa (अश्वघोष).—Name of a Buddhist writer.
Derivable forms: aśvaghoṣaḥ (अश्वघोषः).
Aśvaghoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and ghoṣa (घोष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Aśvaghoṣa (अश्वघोष).—name of a teacher (and author): Mahāvyutpatti 3480.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aśvaghoṣa (अश्वघोष):—[=aśva-ghoṣa] [from aśva] m. Name of a Buddhist patriarch.
2) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of the Buddha-carita (2nd or 3rd cent, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]D.)
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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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Ends with: Bhadanta ashvaghosha.
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Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
Mahayana Buddhism and Early Advaita Vedanta (Study) (by Asokan N.)
The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)
History of Bodhisattva Aśvaghoṣa < [Introduction]
Aśvaghoṣa's Style < [Introduction]
Lives of Buddha (9): Fo-pen-hing-king < [Introduction]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 7.1 - Origin and development of the Kavisamaya (poetic conventions) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 2 - Life and Date of Rājaśekhara < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Part 2.1 - Genesis of Kāvya-puruṣa and metrical composition < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 11 - Mahāyānism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
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Part 4 - Vedānta in Gauḍapāda < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]