Sinisura, Sinisūra: 2 definitions


Sinisura 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

Sinisura or Sinipura:—A son of the third Okkaka, his mother being Hattha.—He was an ancestor of the Sakyans. v.l. Nipura. DA.i.258; SNA.352; Mhv.ii.12; Dpv.iii.41.

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

Sinisūra (सिनिसूर) refers to one of the five sons of Okkāka: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa), according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. The wives of King Okkāka, the last of the 252,556 kings, were five [viz., Hatthā]. Each of them had five hundred ladies-in-waiting. Of the five queens, the eldest one, Hatthā, gave birth to five sons [viz., Sinisūra] and five daughters, [...].

Sinisūra is possibly identified with Nipura according to the Mahāvastu chapter II.32 of the Mahāsaṃghikas (and the Lokottaravāda­ school). Nipura is known as Nipuṇa according to the Dīpavaṃśa and the Mahāvaṃśa. Nipura is known as Nūpura according to the Dulva (the Tibetan translation of the Vinaya of the Sarvāstivādins).

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