Jeta, aka: Jetā; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Jetā (जेता).—One of the 20 Amitābha gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 16; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 16.
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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Jeta - A prince. Owner of Jetavana, which he sold to Anathapindika for eighteen crores. He then spent all that money on the erection of a gateway at the entrance, which he decorated with much grandeur (See Jetavana). Jeta is generally referred to as Jeta Kumara. According to the northern records he was the son of Pasenadi by the Ksatriya princess Varsika (Rockhill: 48, n.1). He was killed by his half brother Vidudabha for refusing to help him in his slaughter of the Sakyans (Ibid., 121). Several explanations (MA.i.50; UdA.56; KhpA.111, etc.) are given of his name: he was so called either (1) because he conquered his enemies, or (2) because he was born at a time when the king had overcome his enemies, or (3) because such a name was considered auspicious for him (mangalakamyataya).

2. Jeta - A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

jētā (जेता).—a S (-tā-trī-tṛ) Ever victorious or triumphant.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jētā (जेता).—a Ever victorious. jētṛtva n Victori- ousness.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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