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.
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.
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).
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 dictionarySource: 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 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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 6 - The Story of Kāladevila The Hermit < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Part 7 - A Brief History of the Royal Lineage of the Bodhisatta < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XXI - The birth of the Buddha Dīpaṃkara < [Volume I]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)