Maudgalyayana, Maudgalyāyana: 3 definitions

Introduction

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

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, Mahāvastu 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, Divyāvadāna 160.13, 17; 299.16 (but in 18 Ānanda calls him Mahā-m°); Avadāna-śataka ii.91.15; Aśoka refers to him without Mahā-, but in a verse, Divyāvadāna 395.20; other cases without Mahā-, Mahāvyutpatti 1033; Divyāvadāna 50.29 ff.; 182.22; 268.6; 314.15; 486.25; Avadāna-śataka i.241.7 etc.; Sukhāvatīvyūha 31.3; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 161.18; et passim; (2) pl., name of a brahmanical gotra: Divyāvadāna 635.13; compare Maudgalyāyanīgotreṇa, of the nakṣatra Uttarāṣāḍha, Divyāvadāna 640.22.

context information

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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