Shuklodana, Śuklodana: 5 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śuklodana can be transliterated into English as Suklodana or Shuklodana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Śuklodana (शुक्लोदन) is one of the four sons of king Siṃhahanu, an ancient king of the solar clan (āditagotra or sūryavaṃśa) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). Accordingly, “King Śuklodana had two sons: 1) Po t’i (Bhadrika), 2) Y’i cha (Tiṣya)”.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Shuklodana in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Śuklodana (शुक्लोदन) refers to one of the four sons of Siṃhahanu: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahāvastu chapter II.32 of the Mahāsaṃghikas (and the Lokottaravāda­ school). Śuklodana is known as Sukkodana according to the Dulva (the Tibetan translation of the Vinaya of the Sarvāstivādins).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śuklodana (शुक्लोदन).—(Pali Sukko°), name of a brother of Śuddho-dana: Mahāvastu i.352.13; 355.19; iii.176.14 (father of Ānanda, Upadhāna, and Devadatta); Mahāvyutpatti 3600. In Mahāvastu iii.177.1, according to mss., another Śuklodana, also brother of Śuddho- dana, is named (just after iii.176.14 above), as the father of Nandana and Nandika (v.l. Nandaka); Senart em. to Śukrodana, referring to Kern, Der Buddhismus 310, who alleges among Śuddhodana's brothers, besides Śuklodana, also ‘Śukrodana or Śuklodana’. The source of Kern's statement is not clear to me; it would have to be a northern (Sanskrit or [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]) text; both forms would be Sukkodana in MIndic. In any case I think that Mahāvastu iii.177.1 has carelessly substituted a repetition of Śuklo° for Dhautodana of i.352.13 and 355.20 (or Droṇodana of Mahāvyutpatti 3601), the correct name of the fourth of the brothers, otherwise missing in this passage.

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

Śuklodana (शुक्लोदन):—[from śukla > śukra] ([from] śukla + od) m. Name of a brother of Śuddhodana, [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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