Sagga: 8 definitions


Sagga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsHeaven, heavenly realm. The dwelling place of the devas. Rebirth in the heavens is said to be one of the rewards for practicing generosity (see dana) and virtue (see sila). Like all waystations in samsara, however, rebirth here is temporary. See also sugati.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A minstrel of Tamba, king of Benares. See the Sussondi Jataka.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'heaven'; s. deva (heavenly beings).

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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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Sagga (सग्ग).—The musician Sagga in his search for the beautiful Sussondi, who embarked at Barukaccha destined for Suvaṇṇabhūmi (Jātaka III). The merchants of the Mahākarmavibhaṅga went down to the great ocean, sailed for the Land of Gold and other countries, visited the Archipelago and made their fortunes; or also “They visited the Land of Gold, the island of Ceylon, and the rest of the Archipelago”. But the voyage is dangerous: when the sailors have traveled “seven hundred leagues in seven days”, it is not rare that the ships take on water everywhere and sink in mid-ocean.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sagga : (m.) a place of happiness; heaven. || saññā (f.), sense; perception; mark; name; recognition; gesture.

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

Sagga, (Vedic svarga, svar+ga) 1. heaven, the next world, popularly conceived as a place of happiness and long life (cp. the pop. etym. of “suṭṭhu-aggattā sagga” PvA. 9; “rūpādīhi visayehi suṭṭhu aggo ti saggo” Vism. 427); usually the kām’âvacara-devaloka, sometimes also the 26 heavens (ThA. 74). Sometimes as sagga ṭhāna (cp. °loka), e.g. J. VI, 210.—Vin. I, 223; D. II, 86; III, 52, 146 sq.; M. I, 22, 483; S. I, 12; A. I, 55 sq. , 292 sq.; II, 83 sq.; III, 244, 253 sq.; IV, 81; V, 135 sq.; Sn. 224 (Loc. pl. saggesu); It. 14; Pv. I, 13; Vism. 103, 199.

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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.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Sagga (सग्ग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Svarga.

2) Sagga (सग्ग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sarga.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sagga (ಸಗ್ಗ):—[noun] the abode of gods; heaven; paradise.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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