Mrigadava, Mṛgadāva, Mriga-dava: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Mṛgadāva can be transliterated into English as Mrgadava or Mrigadava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव) or “deer park” is the name of a place at Vārānasī where the vihāra named Ṛṣipatana was located, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter V. Note: Ṛṣipatana or Ṛṣivadana, on the outskirts of Benares where the Deer Park (Mṛgadāva or Mṛgadāya) is located. It is there that all the Buddhas must give their first sermon and the Buddha preached the Dharmacakrapravartanasūtra to the five monks; it is one of the four great pilgrimage places, determined by the Buddha.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: GlossarySee Deer Park.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव).—a park, preserve.
Derivable forms: mṛgadāvaḥ (मृगदावः).
Mṛgadāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and dāva (दाव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव) or Mṛga-dāya.—[, m. ([compound] only recorded in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] and as miga-dāya in Pali, tho both constituents are Sanskrit), deer-park, almost exclusively used of the park Ṛṣipatana, °vadana, etc., at Benares, where Buddha is said to have first preached; the form °dāya is never recorded in mss., tho Senart adopts it by em. in Mahāvastu i.366.8, where the [etymology] offered seems naturally to call for it (but compare Lalitavistara 19.4 below): mṛgāṇāṃ dāyo dinno mṛgadāve ṛṣipaṭṭane (mss.; Senart em. mṛgadāyo ti ṛṣipattano); the following all refer to the Benares park, usually in loc., Ṛṣipatane (°vadane, etc.) mṛgadāve: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 69.12; Lalitavistara 18.20; 19.4 (abhayadattāś ca) tasmin mṛgāḥ prativasanti iti…mṛga- dāva iti saṃjñodapādi, compare Mahāvastu i.366.8, above; Lalitavistara 264.22; 402.3; 404.17; 407.16; 412.9; 413.1; Mahāvastu i.161.4, 323.14, 17; 330.4; 331.3; ii.138.2; iii.323.3; 330.17; Divyāvadāna 464.16; [Page438-a+ 71] Avadāna-śataka i.42.9; Mahāvyutpatti 4129; once, in Divyāvadāna 182.25, of a quite different deerpark called Bhīṣaṇikāvana, in Śuśumā- ragiri.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव):—[=mṛga-dāva] [from mṛga > mṛg] m. ‘deer-park’, Name of the place where Gautama Buddha first preached, [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 402.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव):—[(mṛga + dāva)] m. Wildpark [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 20, 12. 19. 331, 13.] [FOUC. 374.] [WASSILJEW 301.] [Hiouen-Thsang 1, 33. 355. 363.] [Vie de Hiouen-Thsang 132. 283.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 247 (17)]; hier fälschlich mṛgāḍava .
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