Kokanada, Kokanadā: 14 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kokanada (कोकनद).—A Kṣatriya King of ancient India. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, that at the time of the regional conquest of Arjuna, this King fell at his feet and sought refuge.

2) Kokanada (कोकनद).—A warrior of Skanda. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 27).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kokanada (कोकनद) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.24.17, IX.44.69) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kokanada) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Kokanada - The palace of Bodhirajakumara, to which he invited the Buddha and the monks to a meal when the Buddha was staying at Bhesakalavana; the palace was just completed (Vin.ii.127; iv.199; M.ii.91). The artisan who built it was blinded, in case he should build another like it (J.iii.157; but see DhA.iii.134f, where it is said that, warned by Bodhis friend, Sanjikaputta, the builder escaped on a magic bird).

According to Buddhaghosa (MA.ii.739), the palace was called Kokanada (lotus), because it was built in the form of a hanging lotus.

2. Kokanada - A lute (vina) given by Sakka to Silavati, Kusas mother, and afterwards used by Kusa to win back Pabhavati (J.v.281, 290). It was so called either from the country of its origin or from its colour. See Jat. Trs.v.143 n.

3. Kokanada - See Kokanuda.

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1. Kokanada - Two daughters of Pajjunna, both called Kokanada, though the younger was sometimes called Cula Kokanada. They visited the Buddha at the Kutagarasala and spoke verses in praise of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. S.i.29f.

2. Kokanada - One of the palaces of Siddhattha Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xvii.14; BuA. (185) calls it Paduma.

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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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Kokanada (कोकनद) is the name of brahmacārin living at Rājagṛha, when the Buddha was dwelling there at the beginning of the discourse in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter V.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kokanada in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kokanada : (nt.) a red lotus.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kokanada, (nt.) (cp. Sk. kokanada) the (red) lotus A. III, 239=J. I, 116. (Page 227)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kokanada (कोकनद).—[kokān cakravākān nadati nādayati nad-ac]

1) The red lotus; किंचित्कोकनदच्छदस्य सदृशे नेत्रे स्वयं रज्यतः (kiṃcitkokanadacchadasya sadṛśe netre svayaṃ rajyataḥ) U.5.36; नीलनलिनाभमपि तन्वि तव लोचनं धारयति कोकनदरूपम् (nīlanalinābhamapi tanvi tava locanaṃ dhārayati kokanadarūpam) Gīt.1; Śi.4.46; जनितकोकनदानि जलाशये, शरदि कोकनदानि चकाशिरे (janitakokanadāni jalāśaye, śaradi kokanadāni cakāśire) | Rām. Ch.4.62.

2) The red water-lily.

-dinī The red water-lily; न भेकः कोकनदिनीकिंजल्कास्वादकोविदः (na bhekaḥ kokanadinīkiṃjalkāsvādakovidaḥ) Ks.3.78.

Derivable forms: kokanadam (कोकनदम्).

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

Kokanada (कोकनद).—m., (1) (= Pali id. or °nuda), name of a parivrājaka: Pischel, SBBA 1904, p. 813, fol. 158a; (2) name of a palace belonging to King Kṛkin: Mahāvastu i.325.1 ff. (In Pali name of a palace belonging to a wholly different prince called Bodhi; see Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names)).

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Kokanāda (कोकनाद).—name of a mountain: Mahā-Māyūrī 254.11.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kokanada (कोकनद).—n.

(-daṃ) 1. The red lotus. 2. The red water-lily. E. koka a goose, and nad to sound, affix ka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kokanada (कोकनद).—kokanadaa, I. n. The red lotus, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 10, 5. Ii. m. pl. The name of a people, Mahābhārata 2, 1026.

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

1) Kokanada (कोकनद):—[=koka-nada] [from koka] a m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata ii, 1026]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an attendant in Skanda’s retinue, [Mahābhārata ix, 2562 f. and 2576]

3) [v.s. ...] n. the flower of the red water-lily, [Mahābhārata; Śiśupāla-vadha iv, 46; Gīta-govinda x, 5]

4) [=koka-nada] b etc. See koka.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kokanada (कोकनद):——

1) m. Nomen proprium — a) Pl. eine Volkes. — b) eines Wesens im Gefolge Skanda's. —

2) n. die Blüthe der rothen Wasserlilie.

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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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