Shuklodana, aka: Śuklodana; 2 Definition(s)


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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)

Shuklodana in Mahayana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

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)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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Shuklodana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śuklodana (शुक्लोदन).—(Pali Sukko°), n. of a brother of Śuddho-dana: Mv i.352.13; 355.19; iii.176.14 (father of Ānanda, Upadhāna, and Devadatta); Mvy 3600. In Mv iii.177.1, acc. 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 BHS) text; both forms would be Sukkodana in MIndic. In any case I think that Mv iii.177.1 has carelessly substituted a repetition of Śuklo° for Dhautodana of i.352.13 and 355.20 (or Droṇodana of Mvy 3601), the correct name of the fourth of the brothers, otherwise missing in this passage.

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