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Pota, aka: Potali, Potala, Potana, Poṭa, Potā; 4 Definition(s)


Pota means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


Potā (पोता).—One of the 16 Ṛtviks for a yajña; created from the belly of Nārāyaṇa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 167. 9.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism


Poṭa, (fr. sphuṭ) a bubble J. IV, 457 (v. l. poṭha). See also phoṭa. (Page 474)

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1) Pota, 3 (etym. ?) a millstone, grindstone, only as nisada° Vin. I, 201; Vism. 252. (Page 474)

2) Pota, 2 (Epic Sk. pota; dial. form for plota (?), of plu) a boat Dāvs. V, 58; VvA. 42. (Page 474)

3) Pota, 1 (cp. Epic Sk. pota, see putta for etym. ) the young of an animal J. II, 406 (°sūkara); Cp. I. 102 (udda°); SnA 125 (sīha°). (Page 474)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

pota : (m.) 1. the young of an animal; 2. a sprout or offshoot; 3. a ship's boat.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

General definition (in Buddhism)

A city in Kasirattha, the capital of the Assaka king. J.ii.155f.; J.iii.3; see also VvA.259.

It was probably near the residence of Bavari (see SNA.ii.581).

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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