Mahagovinda, Mahāgovinda: 2 definitions
Mahagovinda 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A primeval king, mentioned with Mandhata as reigning in Rajagaha. SNA.ii.413; DA.i.132, etc.
VvA. (p. 82) speaks of a Mahagovindapandita by whom Rajagaha was planned and built.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahāgovinda (महागोविन्द).—(= Pali id.), name given to Jyotipāla after he succeeded his father Govinda as purohita of King Diśāṃpati: Mahāvastu iii.206.12 ff. See next.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Mahagovinda Sutta.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Mahagovinda, Mahāgovinda; (plurals include: Mahagovindas, Mahāgovindas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 6 - Division of the great earth of Jambudvīpa into seven parts < [Chapter VIII - The Bodhisattvas]
Part 2 - The origins of Rājagṛha < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 10b - The method of fulfilling the Perfection of Morality (Sīla-Pāramī) < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]