Sihahanu, Sīhahanu, Siha-hanu: 3 definitions


Sihahanu 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Father of Suddhodana, and therefore grandfather of the Buddha. His father was Jayasena.

Sihahanu had five sons and two daughters:

Suddhodana Dhotodana Sakkodana Sukkodana Amitodana Amita Pamita

His wife was Kaccana (Mhv.ii.15f.; Dpv.iii.44f).

Till the time of Sihahanu, great friendship existed between the Sakiyans and the Koliyans (SNA.i.356).

Asita was his purohita.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Sīhahanu (सीहहनु) is another name for Siṃhahanu: the son of Hastikaśīrṣa: 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).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sihahanu in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sīhahanu refers to: having a jaw like a lion, of a Buddha D. III, 144, 175; Bu XIII, 1=J. I, 38. (Page 714)

Note: sīhahanu is a Pali compound consisting of the words sīha and hanu.

Pali book cover
context information

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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