Gayakashyapa, aka: Gayākāśyapa, Gaya-kashyapa; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Gayakashyapa 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.

The Sanskrit term Gayākāśyapa can be transliterated into English as Gayakasyapa or Gayakashyapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Gayakashyapa in Mahayana glossary... « previous · [G] · next »

Gayākāśyapa (गयाकाश्यप) is one of the brothers of Uruvilvākāśyapa [Urubilvākāśyapa], a Jaṭila from Urubilvā (or Uruvilvā) who was converted by the Buddha, as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—The same year as his enlightenment, the Buddha went to Urubilvā to convert the thousand Jaṭilas, fire worshippers, led by Urubilvākāśyapa, a venerable old man aged one hundred and twenty years, and his two brothers, Nadīkāśyapa and Gatākāśyapa [Gayākāśyapa?]. To impress these heretics, the Buddha performed no less than eighteen miracles, beginning with the taming of a venomous snake. Finally convinced of not having attained sainthood (arhattva) and that he did not even know the Path, Urubilvākāśyapa asked to be received into the Buddhist order and his five hundred disciples made the same request. The Buddha agreed and the newly converted threw their garments of hide and their religious objects into the river in order to put on the Dharma robe.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of gayakashyapa or gayakasyapa in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 897 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Kashyapa
1) Kāśyapa (काश्यप) is the name of a Buddha whose “assistant” (upasthāyaka) was named Sarvamitr...
Gaya
Gayā (गया) is the name of an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of anci...
Gayashirsha
Gayāśīrṣa (गयाशीर्ष).—m. (= Pali Gayāsīsa, Sanskrit Gayāśiras, Gaya°), n. of a mountain near Ga...
Gayatirtha
Gayātīrtha (गयातीर्थ).—The following story is told in the Agni Purāṇa about the origin of this ...
Aparagaya
Aparagayā (अपरगया).—n. of a place, the other (further, or western) Gayā (query: = Buddha-gayā?)...
Buddhagaya
Buddhagayā (बुद्धगया).—Name of a sacred place of pilgrimage. Buddhagayā is a Sanskrit compound ...
Urugaya
Urugāya (उरुगाय).—a. 1) sung or praised by the great; Asvad.16. एष पन्था उरुगायः सुशेवः (eṣa pa...
Bodh Gaya
A city in Bihar state of India where prince Siddharta attained enlightenment.
Gaya Phaggu
One of the two Aggasavika of Narada Buddha. Bu. x. 24; J.i.37.
Gayasura
Gayāsura (गयासुर).—Had a stone over his head on which Brahmā performed sacrifices; Gaya p...
Gayavishaya
Gayāviṣaya (गयाविषय) or simply Gayā is a place name ending in viṣaya mentioned in the Gupt...
Shadgaya
Ṣaḍgayā (षड्गया).—the sixfold gayā; गयागजो गयादित्यो गायत्री च गदाधरः । गया गयासुरश्चैव षड्गया ...
Kashyapanandana
Kaśyapanandana (कश्यपनन्दन).—an epithet of Garuḍa.Derivable forms: kaśyapanandanaḥ (कश्यपनन्दनः...
Kashyapasana
Kaśyapāsana (कश्यपासन, “Kaśyapa posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture ...
Allaci Gaya
allācī gāya (अल्लाची गाय).—f (gāya & A Because the cow under the slaughter-formula of the Muha...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: