Mahabodhi, aka: Mahābodhi, Maha-bodhi; 5 Definition(s)
Mahabodhi 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mahābodhi (महाबोधि).—A tīrtha sacred to the Piṭrs.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 33.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Mahabodhi. See Bodhirukkha.
2. Mahabodhi. See Bodhirajakumara.
3. Mahabodhi Thera. He belonged to the Mahavihara, and wrote the Commentaries on the Paramatthavinicchaya and the Saccasankhepa. P.L.C.174.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
1) the great intelligence of a Buddha.
2) a Buddha.
Derivable forms: mahābodhiḥ (महाबोधिः).
Mahābodhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and bodhi (बोधि).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahābodhi (महाबोधि).—(= Pali id.) = Bodhi 3, q.v.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-dhiḥ) A Budd'ha, a deified teacher of the Baudd'has. E. mahā great and bodhi a teacher.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Life of Sariputta (by Nyanaponika Thera)
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Part 4 - The Bodhisatta heads towards the Mahābodhi < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
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A Blessed Pilgrimage (by Dr. Yutang Lin)