Nagarahara, Nagarahāra: 5 definitions
Nagarahara 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Nagarahāra (नगरहार).—The offering of the future Śākyamuni to the Buddha Dīpaṃkara took place in Nagarahāra, a city of the Lampaka, corresponding to the present Jelal-Ābād. The place was visited by Fa hien and by Hiuan tsang.
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: eScholarship: Meditation, Repentance, and Visionary Experience in Early Medieval Chinese Buddhism
Nagarahāra (नगरहार).—The “cave of the Buddha’s shadow” (佛影窟), a pilgrimage site in the mountains around Nagarahāra (modern Jalalabad, Afghanistan) where the Buddha supposedly left his “shadow” on the wall of a cave, said to appear to devotees on certain occasions. First mentioned in Kumārajīva’s translation of the Treatise on Great Wisdom, the “cave of the Buddha’s shadow” was visited by numerous Chinese Buddhist pilgrims to India, and Huiyuan of Mt. Lu even supposedly constructed a replica of this cave, though what precisely this was is not clear (Rhie 2002, 113–137; Murata 2009).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nagarahāra (नगरहार):—[=nagara-hāra] [from nagara] ‘t°-taking’, Name of a kingdom, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Nagarahāra (नगरहार):—(na + hāra) Nomen proprium eines Reiches [Hiouen-Thsang I, 96. II, 302. fgg.] [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde III, 137, Nalopākhyāna 5.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Nagarahāra (नगरहार):—Nomen proprium eines Reiches.
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.
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Search found 5 books and stories containing Nagarahara, Nagarahāra, Nagara-hara, Nagara-hāra; (plurals include: Nagaraharas, Nagarahāras, haras, hāras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 20 - Country of Na-kie-lo-ho (Nagarahara) < [Book II - Three Countries]
Chapter 34 - Country of Kia-pi-shi (Kapiśa or Kapisha) < [Book I - Thirty-Four Countries]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 3 - The journey of the Buddha to the north-west of India < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Appendix 2 - The offering of the future Śākyamuni to the Buddha Dīpaṃkara < [Chapter VIII - The Bodhisattvas]
Act 9.2: Examination of the plurality of Buddha < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
The travels of Fa-Hian (400 A.D.) (by Samuel Beal)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 7 - Nalanda’s Rise of a Multi-functional Nodal Centre < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]