Devadaha: 3 definitions
Devadaha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Devadaha (देवदह).—Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī was born to Devadaha, of the Śākya Añjana. Her brothers were Daṇḍapāṇi and Suprabuddha and her sister was Mahāmāyā, mother of the Buddha. The latter had died eight days after the birth and Mahāprajāpatī took the place of mother to the Buddha.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Devadaha (देवदह) is the name of ancient Śākya village in the vicinity of Kapilavatthu: an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Kapilavatthu the capital of the Śākya country, named after the Ṛṣi Kapila. The Lalitavistara calls [Kapilavatthu as] Kapilavastu and sometimes Kapilapura or Kapilāhvayapura. According to Yuan Chwang it was about 500 li south-east from the neighbourhood of Srāvastī. Besides Kapilavastu there were also other Śākya towns: Cātumā, Sāmagāma, Ulumpā, Devadaha, Sakkara, Sīlavatī and Khomadussa.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Devaḍaha (देवडह).—m. (= Pali Deva-daha; Pali, AMg. daha for Sanskrit Lex. draha = Sanskrit hrada; domal ḍ seems not to be recorded anywhere else), name of a Śākyan village (ni- gama): °ho Mahāvastu i.355.15; °hāto 357.1; in 356.5, 7 mss. corruptly deva-ubha (em. Senart).
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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Full-text (+4): Devadaha Vagga, Dandapani, Lumbini, Mahamaya, Anjana, Ramagama, Suprabuddha, Shilavati, Catuma, Sakkara, Khomadussa, Ulumpa, Amitabha, Subhuti, Samagama, Pakkha, Gautami, Rakkhita, Kaccana, Koliya.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - Queen Mahā-Māyā’s Journey from Kapilavatthu to Devadaha < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Part 7 - A Brief History of the Royal Lineage of the Bodhisatta < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Part 5 - The Birth of The Bodhisatta < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
The Life of Sariputta (by Nyanaponika Thera)
Attainment < [Part II - Maturity Of Insight]
The Helper < [Part II - Maturity Of Insight]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
The Buddha (by Piyadassi Thera)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)