Shucirava, Śucirava, Shuci-rava: 1 definition

Introduction:

Shucirava means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Śucirava can be transliterated into English as Sucirava or Shucirava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shuchirava.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Shucirava in Mahayana glossary
Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Śucirava (शुचिरव) is the name of a Kinnara appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Aparānta [?], according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Kinnara Śucirava in Aparānta], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.

Mahayana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of shucirava or sucirava in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: