Bandhuma, Bandhumā: 2 definitions



Bandhuma 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

2. King of Bandhumati and father of Vipassi Buddha. His wife was Bandhumati (J.1.41, etc.). He had two daughters who, in their later lives, were Mahamaya and Uracchada ( See also Ekasataka and Metta Theri.

1. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bandhuma (बन्धुम).—(MIndic for °mant, q.v.), (1) = °mant (Pali °mā), father of Vipaśyin: °mo Mahāvastu ii.271.5; °masya 7 (both prose); (2) name of a former Buddha: °maṃ (acc.) Mahāvastu iii.230.16; °mas (v.l. °mano), nom., 231.1.

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Bandhumā (बन्धुमा).—(presumably = °matī, compare °ma = °mant, but app. a different city), name of a capital city where it is prophesied that the Buddha Maitreya will be born: °māyāṃ rājadhānyāṃ Mahāvastu i.51.7 (prose).

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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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