Jayamati: 5 definitions


Jayamati 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Jayamati (जयमति) is the name of a son of king Puṇyālaṃkāra, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “Son of good family, the king Puṇyālaṃkāra, having seen the Bodhisattva Siṃhavikrāntagāmin’s power of supernatural knowledges, merits and knowledges, handed over the crown to his son called Jayamati. Then, with conviction, he left ordinary household life behind and became a monk, and thought: ‘[...]’”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jayamati (जयमति).—name of a Bodhisattva, perhaps of several different ones: Mahāvyutpatti 682; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 2.1; in Śikṣāsamuccaya 6.16, one who was punished for disbelief in śūnyatā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jayamati (जयमति):—[=jaya-mati] [from jaya] m. Name of a Bodhi-sattva, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Jayamatī (जयमती):—[=jaya-matī] [from jaya] f. ([from] -mat = -vat) Name of several women, [vii f], [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]

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Jayamati in German

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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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