Mahasudarshana, aka: Mahāsudarśana; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Mahāsudarśana can be transliterated into English as Mahasudarsana or Mahasudarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Arya Mahasudarshana (1400-1320 BCE) or Sudarshana was the disciple of Arya Krishna. He was the son of Darshana and Kshatriya by birth. He belonged to Bharukachcha. Taranatha mentions that Arya Sudarshana visited Hingalaj temple in modern Balochistan. He preached Buddha doctrine there and ensured that no flesh or blood offered to Hingalaj Devi. Taranatha also mentions that Sudarshana spread Buddha Doctrine in Maha-China. Thus, it appears that Buddhism entered China in a limited form for the first time in the 14 th century BCE.

Source: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mahāsudarśana (महासुदर्शन).—(1) (= Pali °dassana; compare Sudar- śana 7). n. of a cakravartin: MPS 34.14 ff.; Mvy 3570; MSV i.97.14; (2) n. of a nāga king (compare Sudarśana 6): Mäy 247.34.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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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