Bhadrakalpa, aka: Bhadra-kalpa; 3 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
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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Search found 13 books and stories containing Bhadrakalpa or Bhadra-kalpa. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (by Fa-Hien)
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 15 - Country of Chu-li-ye (Chulya or Chola) < [Book X - Seventeen Countries]
Chapter 2 - Country of Kie-pi-lo-fa-su-tu (Kapilavastu) < [Book VI - Four Countries]
Chapter 2 - Country of Chi-na-po-ti (Chinapati) < [Book IV - Fifteen Countries]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. The essence of the perfections resides in the mind < [Part 1 - Obtaining easily an immense qualification]
Appendix 4 - The legend of Māra and the Buddha at the brahmin village Śālā < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
I. Acquiring precedence over the Śrāvakas and Pratyekabuddhas < [Part 3 - Acquiring precedence, etc.]
The travels of Fa-Hian (400 A.D.) (by Samuel Beal)
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva fundamental vow sutra (by Johnny Yu)