Dadhivahana, Dadhivāhana: 7 definitions
Dadhivahana 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Dadhivāhana (दधिवाहन).—An ancient king of Bhārata. The hermit Gautama saved the son of this King from the attack of Paraśurāma (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 49, Stanza 8).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Dadhivāhana (दधिवाहन).—The son of Bali and king of Anga, born without apāna, due to the blunder of Sudeṣṇa; hence Anapāna; father of Diviratha (see Sudeṣṇa).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 102-3; Matsya-purāṇa 48-91; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 100.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)
Dadhivāhana (दधिवाहन) is the name of an ancient king of Campā, as mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “The Jina Mahāvīra has imposed special conditions on himself in order to be able to break his fast: a princess reduced to slavery, chained, starving, in tears, one foot outside the house, one foot outside, must offer him oatmeal in a basket. Candanā fulfills these conditions: daughter of king Dadhivāhana of Campā, defeated by Śatānīka, king of Kauśāmbī, she was bought by the merchant Dhanadeva and taken to Kauśāmbī. [...]”.
In another episode, King Sudarśana has a queen named Abhayā.
Cf. Kalpa Subodhikā Ṭīkā 308.5-309.10; Āvaśyakacūrṇi I 316.13-319.13; Āvasyakaniryukti (Haribhadra commentary) b.7-a.2; Cauppaṇṇamahāpurisacariya 289.4-292.22; Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra X.4. v. 516-600: Johnson VI p. 117-118.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
King of Benares. See the Dadhivahana Jataka.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dadhivāhana (दधिवाहन):—[=dadhi-vāhana] [from dadhi > dadh] m. Name of a prince (son of Aṅga and father of Divi-ratha), [Mahābhārata xii, 1796; Harivaṃśa 1693 f.; Vāyu-purāṇa ii, 37, 100; Matsya-purāṇa iii, 9l f.]
2) [v.s. ...] (adh, [Agni-purāṇa])
3) [v.s. ...] of a king of Campā, jain.
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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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Starts with: Dadhivahana Jataka.
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The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 7: The story of Candanā < [Chapter IV - Mahāvīra’s second period of more than six years]
Part 2: Story of Prasannacandra < [Chapter IX - Stories of the ploughman]
Appendix 6.1: additional notes < [Appendices]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)