Maudgalyayana, aka: Maudgalyāyana; 2 Definition(s)


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See Ten Great Disciples of Shakyamuni.Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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Maudgalyāyana (मौद्गल्यायन).—(1) also Mahā-m°, = Pali Moggal-lāna, gotra-name and usual appellation of Kolita, often paired with Śāriputra as leading disciples of the Buddha: story of his conversion, Mv iii.56.16 ff.; 57.18 etc.; the forms without and with Mahā- often interchange in the same passage and sometimes without significance, but the Buddha himself always speaks of or to him as Maud° (without Mahā-), e.g. in contexts where Mahā- is usually prefixed, Divy 160.13, 17; 299.16 (but in 18 Ānanda calls him Mahā-m°); Av ii.91.15; Aśoka refers to him without Mahā-, but in a verse, Divy 395.20; other cases without Mahā-, Mvy 1033; Divy 50.29 ff.; 182.22; 268.6; 314.15; 486.25; Av i.241.7 etc.; Sukh 31.3; Karmav 161.18; et passim; (2) pl., n. of a brahmanical gotra: Divy 635.13; compare Maudgalyāyanīgotreṇa, of the nakṣatra Uttarāṣāḍha, Divy 640.22.

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