Nandopananda, aka: Nandopānanda; 3 Definition(s)
Nandopananda 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A Naga king, tamed by Moggallana. The Buddha and five hundred monks, on their way to Tavatimsa one morning, travelled over the Naga kings abode as he was having a meal. In anger, the Naga coiled round Sineru and covered the road to Tavatimsa..
Thereupon several members of the Buddhas retinue, including Ratthapala, Bhaddiya and Rahula, offered to quell the Nagas power, but the Buddha would not agree until Moggallana sought permission to do so. It is said that no other monk had the power to face all the dangers created by the Naga and remain unscathed. Moggallana and Nandopananda vied with one another in the exhibition of their iddhi power, and, in the end, Nandopananda had to acknowledge defeat. He was thereupon conducted to the Buddha, whose follower he became. When Anathapindika heard of Moggallanas victory, he celebrated it by holding a great alms festival, lasting for seven days, for the Buddha and his monks. ThagA.ii.188f.; J.v.126.
In the Divyavadana (p.395) Nanda and Upananda are spoken of as two Naga kings.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Nandopananda (नन्दोपनन्द) is name of a Nāga king, as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—One day the Buddha accompanied by five hundred monks went to the Trāyastriṃśa gods but, in order to do so, he had to fly over the home of the Nāga king Nandopananda. Fearing that the dust from the feet of these shaven monks might fall on his head, the nāga wanted to prevent them from passing overhead. He wound his coils seven times around Mount Meru in order to hide the Trāyastriṃśa heaven from them. The Buddha entrusted the task of conquering him to Maudgalyāyana.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Nandopananda (नन्दोपनन्द).—[, Divy 307.1; 329.9, 14, acc. to ed. name of one individual monk, a member or associate of the ṣaḍvargīya or ṣaḍvargika group, which acc. to Mvy 9471—2 contained two monks named Nanda and Upananda. This is, I believe, also the intention of Divy. In 307.1 understand Nandopananda- as cpd. with the following bhṛtaka-puruṣaḥ sa, he (the householder just mentioned) is a serving-man of Nanda and Upananda. In 329.9 and 14 understand two vocs., Nanda-Upananda. However, in MSV i.95.4 Nandopananda, sg., is presented in the text as n. of one nāga king; compare s.v. Nanda 2.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - Taming of Nandopananda < [Chapter 35 - Story of Māra]
Part 3 - Story of Māra and Mahā Moggallāna < [Chapter 26 - The Buddha’s Eighth Vassa at the Town of Susumaragira]
Moggallāna Mahāthera’s Attainment of Parinibbāna < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 5 - Story of the nāga king Nandopananda < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
Appendix 6 - Story of the nāga of Urubilvā < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
Appendix 1 - Story of the nāga-king Elapatra < [Chapter XL - The Four Fearlessnesses and the Four Unobstructed Knowledges]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the biography of the thera Mahāmoggallāna < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)