Saptasagara, aka: Saptasāgara, Sapta-sagara; 2 Definition(s)


Saptasagara means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Saptasāgara (सप्तसागर) or simply Sāgara refers to the “seven oceans” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 126):

  1. kṣāra (salty),
  2. kṣīra (milky),
  3. dadhi (coagulated),
  4. udadhi (watery),
  5. ghṛta (buttery),
  6. madhu (sweet),
  7. surā (spirituous).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., sapta-sāgara). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

India history and geogprahy

Saptasagara in India history glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Sapta-sāgara.—(EI 24), name of a mahādāna; same as sapt- āmbhodhi. Note: sapta-sāgara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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context information

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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