Shilabhadra, Śīlabhadra: 3 definitions


Shilabhadra 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.

The Sanskrit term Śīlabhadra can be transliterated into English as Silabhadra or Shilabhadra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Shilabhadra (80-0 BCE), the famous acharya of Nalanda was the preceptor of Hieun Tsang. During his time, Harshdeva or Harsha Vikramaditya was ruling in Uttarapatha including Kashmir. Sakyamuni (a disciple of Shakyaprabha), Prince Yashomitra and Pandita Prithvibandhu were the contemporaries of Shilabhadra.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śīlabhadra (शीलभद्र).—name of a teacher: Mahāvyutpatti 3506.

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

Śīlabhadra (शीलभद्र):—[=śīla-bhadra] [from śīla > śīl] m. ‘eminent in virtue’, Name of a teacher (also called Dharma-kośa), [Buddhist literature]

context information

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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