Mahakusa, Mahākusa, Mahakusha: 6 definitions
Mahakusa 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)
A king of Jambudipa, descendant of Mahasammata. His father was Kusa and his son Navaratha (Bharata). They reigned in Kapilavatthu. Dpv.iii.40; MT.130.
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)
Mahākusa (महाकुस) is the son of Kusa: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Reṇu’s son was King Kusa. Kusa’s son was King Mahākusa. Mahākusa’s son was King Navaraṭṭha.
Languages of India and abroad
Mahākuśa (महाकुश).—name of a brother of Kuśa: Mahāvastu ii.433.17; name of a king (the same?): Mahāvyutpatti 3568.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahākuśa (महाकुश):—[=mahā-kuśa] [from mahā > mah] m. Name of a Cakra-vartin, [Buddhist literature]
[Sanskrit to German]
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: Mahakusala, Mahakusala Citta.
Full-text: Navarattha, Kusha, Dasarattha.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Mahakusa, Mahākusa, Mahakusha, Mahākuśa, Maha-kusha, Mahā-kuśa, Maha-kusa; (plurals include: Mahakusas, Mahākusas, Mahakushas, Mahākuśas, kushas, kuśas, kusas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 2 - The genealogy of Mahāsammata < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 7 - A Brief History of the Royal Lineage of the Bodhisatta < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XXXII - The Kuśa-jātaka < [Volume II]