Atula, aka: Atulā; 7 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Atula - An upasaka of Savatthi. He went with five hundred others to listen to Revata, who, however, being fond of solitude, would not preach to him. In anger he went to Sariputta who, on hearing his grievances, discoursed at length on the Abhidhamma. Annoyed thereat he repaired to Ananda, to whom he told the story. Ananda preached them a very short sermon, and the upasakas in despair sought the Buddha. The Buddha pointed out to them that they had been too hasty in their condemnation. At the end of the discourse Atula and his companions gained the First Fruit of the Path. DhA.iii.325-9.

2. Atula - A naga king. The Bodhisatta in the time of Sumana Buddha. He had music played before the Buddha and gave him a pair of robes. J.i.34; Bu.v.15f.; Mbv.10.

3. Atula - A naga king. The Bodhisatta in Vipassi Buddhas time. He offered the Buddha a golden seat embossed with jewels. J.i.41; Mbv.11; Bu.xx.10f.

4. Atula - A celebrated physician of old, mentioned in a list with six others. Mil.272.

5. Atula - Son of Sikhi, who later became Sikhi Buddha. His mother was Sabbakama. Bu.xxi.17; DA.ii.422.

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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India history and geogprahy

Atulā is the name of a vihāra situated in an unknown area of Anurādhapura.—Mahinda IV (956-972) installed a gold Image of the Buddha in Atulā-vihāra.

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

atula (अतुल).—a S pop. atūḷa a Unequaled, unrivalled, unparalleled.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

atula (अतुल).—a Unequalled, unparalleled

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atūḷa (अतूळ).—a Unequalled, unparalleled

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atula (अतुल).—a. [na. ba.] Unequalled, unsurpassed, matchless, peerless, incomparable, very great; भयमतुलं गुरुलोकात् (bhayamatulaṃ gurulokāt) Pt.5.31; so °पराक्रम, °रूप (parākrama, °rūpa) &c.

-laḥ 1 The sesamum seed and plant (tilakavṛkṣa).

2) Cough Nigh.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atula (अतुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Unequalled, m.

(-laḥ) A plant that has an oily seed, (Sesamum orientale.) E. a neg, tula to be like, ka aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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Atulā-vihāra is the name of a building situated in an unknown area of Anurādhapura.—Mahinda IV ...
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