Bodhivrikshadevata, Bodhivṛkṣadevatā, Bodhivriksha-devata: 1 definition



Bodhivrikshadevata means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit term Bodhivṛkṣadevatā can be transliterated into English as Bodhivrksadevata or Bodhivrikshadevata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bodhivrikshadevata in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Bodhivṛkṣadevatā (बोधिवृक्षदेवता) refers to “deity of the Bodhi-tree” according to the according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). In the Lalitavistara the bodhivṛkṣadevatās are four in number: Veṇu, Valgu, Sumanas and Ojāpati. In the same place, there is a detailed description of the bodhi tree. In the P’i p’o cha, the deity of the Bodhi tree (bodhivṛkṣadevatā) is called Ti yu (Satyavāc?); she seduced king Puṣyamitra who was persecuting Buddhism.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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