Sarvamdada, Sarvaṃdada: 4 definitions


Sarvamdada 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Sarvamdada in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Sarvaṃdada (सर्वंदद) is the name of an ancient king, according to the Sarvaṃdadajātaka, as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter L.—Accordingly, “thus king Sa-p’o-ta-to (Sarvaṃdada) chained up his own body and gave it to a Brahmaṇa”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvamdada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sarvaṃdada (सर्वंदद).—(compare -dada, which see for use of this word as adj.), name of a king, previous birth of Śākyamuni: m.c. Sarvadada Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 22.12 (compare Finot p. vii, No. 7) °dadena nṛpeṇa satā me. In Mahāvastu iii.250.14 (verse) Senart assumes that Sarvaṃdada is also the name of a man, but nothing in the context indicates that it is anything but an adj., (an unnamed man) who gave away everything; the episode which is told in Mahāvastu shows no relation to the story alluded to in Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā.

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

Sarvaṃdada (सर्वंदद):—[=sarva-ṃ-dada] [from sarva] m. Name of a man, [Buddhist literature]

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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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