Bhadrakalpa, aka: Bhadra-kalpa; 4 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Bhadrakalpa (भद्रकल्प).—A son of Śaṭha, of the Rohiṇī family.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 170; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 168.
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)
The present kalpa is called the bhadrakalpa (Auspicious aeon). The five Buddhas of the present kalpa are:
- Kakusandha (the first Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
- Koṇāgamana (the second Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
- Kassapa (the third Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
- Gautama (the fourth and present Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
- Maitreya (the fifth and future Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
Languages of India and abroad
Bhadrakalpa (भद्रकल्प).—Name of the present age; Buddh.
Derivable forms: bhadrakalpaḥ (भद्रकल्पः).
Bhadrakalpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhadra and kalpa (कल्प).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bhadrakalpa (भद्रकल्प).—also bhadraka kalpa, m. (= Pali bhaddakappa, see Childers s.v. kappo, and DPPN), a kalpa such as the present in which 5 Buddhas are to appear (four, from Krakucchanda to Śākyamuni, and the fifth, Mai- treya); so in Pali, and see Gv 300.21; 358.19 s.v. bhadra- kalpika, which support this; yet in Mv iii.330.5 Puṣpiko nāmāyaṃ…bhadrakalpo, bhadrakalpe ca buddhasa- hasreṇa utpadyitavyaṃ! (text in part emended but 1000 Buddhas in both mss.); Mvy 8292; asminn eva bhadra- kalpe Divy 344.4 (vv.ll. bhadrake k°, bhadraka-k°); 464.14; Av i.250.11; asminn eva bhadrake kalpe Divy 346.24; Av i.237.10; etc. See next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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