Jayasena; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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1) Jayasena (जयसेन):—Son of Hīna (son of Sahadeva, who was the son of Haryabala). He had a son named Saṅkṛti. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.17)

2) Jayasena (जयसेन):—Son of Sārvabhauma (son of Vidūratha). He had a son named Rādhika. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.10)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Jayasena (जयसेन).—Father of the famous Caṇḍamahāsena. (See under Caṇḍamahāsena).

2) Jayasena (जयसेन).—A prince of Magadha. He was a member of the council of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva Chapter. 4, Stanza 26).

3) Jayasena (जयसेन).—A King of Avanti. To this King was born a son named Vindānuvinda and a daughter named Mitravindā by his chief wife Rājādhidevī. Mitravindā was married by Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Jayasena (जयसेन).—A son of Hina (Ahīna B), and father of Samkṛti.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 17-18.

1b) The son of Sārvabhauma and father of Rādhika.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 10.

1c) Married Rājadhidevī who became the mother of two sons, Āvantyas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 39.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Jayasena (जयसेन) is the son of Mahendravarman, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 11. His son was Mahāsena who later became known as Caṇḍamahāsena, after he made an oferring with pieces of his own flesh to the goddess Durgā.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Jayasena, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Jayasena - Father of Siddhattha Buddha (J.i.40; BuA.187). The Buddhavamsa (xvii.13) calls him Udena.

2. Jayasena - Father of Phussa Buddha (Bu.xix.14; J.i.41). The Buddha preached to him and he became an arahant (BuA.193). He was king of Kasi and his wife was Sirima (PVA.19). See also Tirokuddapetavatthu.

3. Jayasena - King of Kapilavatthu. His son was Sihahanu and his daughter Yasodhara. His grandson was Suddhodana. Mhv.ii.15.ff; Dpv.iii.44; MT.134; but see Mtu.i.352, where he is called Hastikasirsa.

The Tibetan sources call him Dhanvadurga. (Rockhill, p.13.)

4. Jayasena

A prince who once visited the novice Aciravata at Veluvana in Rajagaha and asked him to teach the Doctrine. Reluctantly the novice did so, but at the end of the exposition Jayasena declared that he was unable to agree with it.

When this was reported to the Buddha he said that Jayasena, being given up to luxury, could not be expected to appreciate renunciation (M.iii.128).

A discussion which Jayasena had with his uncle Bhumiya Thera is recorded in the Bhumiya Sutta. In this case we are told that Jayasena was pleased with the discourse and entertained Bhumiya to his own dish of rice (M.iii.138).

Buddhaghosa (MA.ii.932) says that Jayasena was Bimbisaras own son (Bimbisarassa putto orasako).

5. Jayasena - A king who built for Sobhita Buddha at Sudassana a vihara one league in extent (Bu.vii.6; BuA.138). Jayasena was one of the chief lay supporters of Sobhita. Ibid., 140; but see Bu.vii.23.

6. Jayasena - One of the theras present at the foundation of the Maha Thupa. Dpv.xix.8; MT.527.

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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