Salavatika, Salavati, Sālavati, Sālavatikā, Sālavatī, Shalavati: 2 definitions



Salavatika 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. A Kosalan village, given by Pasenadi to the brahmin Lohicca. There the Lohicca Sutta was preached (D.i.224). It was so called because sala trees grew within its boundary. DA.ii.395.

2. Salavati. A city; in it was the Kesarama where Dhammadassi Buddha died. BuA.185.

3. Salavati. A courtesan of Rajagaha. She was the mother of Jivaka Komarabhacca (Vin.i.268f) and of his sister Sirima. SNA.i.244; see also AA.i.216, where Abhayarajakumara is called Jivakas father.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śālāvatī (शालावती):—[=śālā-vatī] [from śālā-vat > śālā > śāla] a f. Name of a wife of Viśvāmitra, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [=śālā-vatī] [from śālā-vata > śālā > śāla] b f. a princess of the Śālāvatas, [ib.]

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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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