Sahajati, aka: Sahajata, Sahajāta, Sahajāti, Sahajātā, Saha-jata; 6 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A township where Yasa Kakandakaputta met Soreyya Revata, whom he wished to consult regarding the Ten Points raised by the Vajjiputtakas. Revata had gone there from Soreyya, and Yasa followed him, passing through Sankassa, Kannakujja, Udumbara and Aggalapura. Sahajati was on the river (Ganges?), and the Vajjiputtakas went there from Vesali by boat. Vin.ii.299f., 301; Mhv.iv.23 8

In the Anguttara Nikaya (A.iii.355; v.41, 157), Sahajati is described as a nigama of the Cetis, and Maha Cunda is mentioned as having stayed there and preached three sermons.

According to the Samyutta, Gavampati also lived there at one time. S.v.436; the text says Sahancanika, but for a correct reading see KS.v.369, n.3.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Sahajata means coming together up.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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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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India history and geogprahy

Sahajāti (सहजाति) was an important town of ancient Cedi: one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The ancient Cedi country lay near the Jumna and was contiguous to that of the Kurus. It corresponds roughly to modern Bundelkhand and the adjoining region. We are told by the Cetiya Jātaka (No. 422) that the capital city of the Cedi country was Sotthivati-nagara which is most probably identical with the city of Śuktimati or Śuktisāhvaya of the Mahābhārata. Other important towns of the Cedi kingdom include Sahajāti and Tripurī, the mediaeval capital of Tripurivishaya or Cedi.

Cetiraṭṭha was an important centre of Buddhism. In the Aṅguttara Nikāya we find that Mahācuṇḍa while dwelling in the town of Sahajāti among the Cedis delivered many discourses. The same Nikāya also tells us that Anuruddha while dwelling among the Cedis in the Deer Park of Pācīnavaṃsa won Arahatship.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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sahajāta : (adj.) born at the same time or together.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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sahajāta (सहजात).—ad Easily.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Sahajāta (सहजात).—a.

1) natural; see सहज (sahaja).

2) born together, twin-born.

Sahajāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saha and jāta (जात).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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