Samantakaraparikaracchatrakara, Samantākāraparikaracchatrākara: 1 definition


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Alternative spellings of this word include Samantakaraparikarachchhatrakara.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Samantākāraparikaracchatrākara (समन्ताकारपरिकरच्छत्राकर) is variant spelling for Samantākāracchatracandrākaraparikara: the name of a Nāga king (Nāgarāja), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān witnessed the drought at the lotus-lake near Aḍakavatī], “Then the Nāga king Samantākāracchatracandrākaraparikara having summoned all Nāgas said, ‘O Nāgas, why is the appearance of rays? Is there a cause arisen in the world?’”.

Note: Little is known about this Nāgarāja. Note the variations of this name throughout the text: Samantākāracchatracandrākaraparikara, Samantākāracchatrākaraparikaro, Samantākāracchatraparikara, Samantākāraparikaracchatra and Samantākāraparikaracchatrākara.

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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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