Sagaradeva, Sāgaradeva: 3 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Sagaradeva in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A king who dug the ocean (DA.i.91; MA.ii.689).

The reference is evidently to Sagara (q.v.), who, through anger, caused the earth to be excavated, and the earth came thus to have the ocean as her bosom.

From this the ocean has come to be called Sagara. Mahabharata xii.29.

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. A king descended from Mahasammata. His father was Sagara and his son Bharata. Dpv.iii.6; Mhv.ii.4.

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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).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Sagaradeva in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

1) Sāgaradeva (सागरदेव) (son of Sāgara and father of Bharata) is the name of an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. These twenty-eight kings were of long lives of asaṅkhyeyya (asaṃkhyeya) years. The twenty-seven kings [viz., Sāgaradeva] after Mahāsammata were his descendants. Some of these twenty-eight kings reigned in Kusavatī City, others in Rājagaha and still others in Mithilā.

2) Sāgaradeva (सागरदेव) also refers to one of the descendants of Purinda: another king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa).—Purinda’s son founded Tāmalitthiya and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were twelve. Of these eighty-three kings [...], the last was named Sāgaradeva. His son was Māghadeva (Magghadeva). He and his descendants reigned in Mithilā until their number became eighty-four thousand. The last of these eighty-four thousand kings was named Nimi, the Bodhisatta

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sagaradeva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāgaradeva (सागरदेव):—[=sāgara-deva] [from sāgara] m. Name of a mythical person, [Vīracarita]

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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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