Simhahanu, aka: Siṃhahanu, Simha-hanu; 3 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Siṃhahanu (सिंहहनु) is the name of an ancient king of the solar clan (āditagotra or sūryavaṃśa) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). Accordingly, “Once there was a king of the solar clan (āditagotra) named Siṃhahanu. This king had four sons: 1) Śuddhodana, 2) Śuklodana, 3) Droṇodana, 4) Amṛtārasa”.
Note: Here the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra adopts the genealogy of the Mahāvastu I. The Fo pen hing tsi king gives the same information. On the other hand, the Mūlasarvāstivādin Vinaya attributes four sons and four daughters to Siṃhahana: Śuddhodana, Śuklodana, Droṇodana, Amṛtodana, Śuddhā, Śuklā, Droṇā, Amṛtā. According to the Singhalese chronicles (Dīpavaṃsa III.45; Mahāvaṃsa II.20), Sīhahanu had five sons and two daughters: Suddhodana, Dhotodana, Sakkodana, Sukkodana, Amitodana, Amitā, Pamitā. The genealogy proposed by the Che eul yeou king requires the greatest stretch of the imagination.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Siṃhahanu (सिंहहनु) or Siṃhahanutā refers to “his jaw is like a lion’s” and represents the twenty-fifth of the “thirty-two marks of a great man” (lakṣaṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., siṃha-hanu). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Siṃhahanu (सिंहहनु) refers to “jaws like a lion’s” and represents the eleventh of the thirty-two major marks of distinction (lakṣaṇa) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order, but not always the exact wording, of the Mahāvyutpatti (236-67). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Siṃhahanu is known as ‘’gram pa seng ge ’dra ba’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.Source: academia.edu: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī
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