Isadhara, aka: Īśādhara, Īsadhara, Ishadhara; 4 Definition(s)


Isadhara 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 Īśādhara can be transliterated into English as Isadhara or Ishadhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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One of the seven ranges of mountains round Sineru It is the abode of deva kings and of devas and yakkhas (SnA.ii.443; Sp.i.119; Dvy.217). It is higher than Karavika, and between these two is a Sidantara samudda; next to Isadhara and higher than it is Yugandhara, and between them is another Sidantara samudda (

The Mahavastu (ii.300) calls it Isandhara (suggesting its probable etymology).

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Īśādhara (ईशाधर) refers to the “bearing of the supreme mountain” and represents one of the “eight mountains” (parvata) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 125). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., īśādhara). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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īsadhara : (m.) name of a mountain.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Iśādhāra (इशाधार).—n. of a nāga: Mvy 3333 (but Mironov Īśā°); Tibetan gśol madaḥ ḥdzin, plow-holder (implying Īṣā°).

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Iṣādhāra (इषाधार).—v.l. in Mironov for Mvy 4144 Īṣādhara, q.v., n. of a mountain. See also Īṣādhāra (2).

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Īśādhara (ईशाधर).—m., n. of a mountain: Dharmas 125; Mironov for Mvy 4144 (with v.l. Iśādhāra). See under Īṣādhara.

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Īśādhāra (ईशाधार).—(1) n. of a nāga, Mironov's reading for Iśā° Mvy 3333; (2) m. pl., n. of a range of mountains (= Īṣā°; see under Īṣādhara): Śikṣ 246.4 °rā(ḥ).

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Īṣādhara (ईषाधर).—m. (= Pali Īsadhara), n. of a mountain (one of the seven ranges surrounding Sumeru; Kirfel, Kosm. 186): Mvy 4144 (but Mironov Īśā°, with v.l. Iṣā- dhāra). Cf. next, Iṣāṃdhara (Iṣaṃ°), Īśādhāra, Īśā- dhara. Kyoto ed. text Īsā°, Index ‘Īṣā° (Īśā°)’.

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Īṣādhāra (ईषाधार).—m. (see under prec.), (1) n. of a mountain or mountain-range: Divy 217.12, 14; MSV i.94.6; (2) n. of a deity (giving rain): Śikṣ 247.7 (or may be Iṣā°; samdhi ambiguous); (3) implied by Tibetan instead of Iśādhāra, q.v.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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