Mahagovinda, Mahāgovinda: 2 definitions

Introduction

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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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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.

See Jotipala.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: 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: Mv iii.206.12 ff. See next.

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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. 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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