Kulanandana, Kula-nandana: 7 definitions
Kulanandana 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Kulanandana (कुलनन्दन) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Kulanandana is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kulanandana (कुलनन्दन).—a. gladdening or doing honour to a family.
Kulanandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and nandana (नन्दन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kulanandana (कुलनन्दन).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.138.7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kulanandana (कुलनन्दन).—adj., f. nā, being an honour to a family, [Pañcatantra] 187, 4.
Kulanandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and nandana (नन्दन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kulanandana (कुलनन्दन):—[=kula-nandana] [from kula] mf(ā) a boy or girl causing joy or doing honour to a family, [Pañcatantra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Kulanandana (कुलनन्दन):—Adj. Subst. (f. ā) die Familie erfreuend , ein solches Kind.
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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