Sugatra, Sugātra: 5 definitions


Sugatra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Sugātra (सुगात्र) is another name for Vītaśoka, the younger brother of king Aśoka, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32.—Accordingly, “when Vītaśoka, the younger brother of King Aśoka, was king of Jambudvīpa for seven days, he was permitted to indulge in the five objects of enjoyment (pañcakāmaguṇa) on a grand scale. At the end of the seven days, king Aśoka asked him: ‘As king of Jambudvīpa, did you experience happiness (sukha) and joy (muditā)?’ Vītaśoka answered: ‘I saw nothing, heard nothing, noticed nothing...’”

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sugātrā (सुगात्रा).—name of a female lay-disciple: Gaṇḍavyūha 51.15.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sugātra (सुगात्र).—[feminine] ī [adjective] handsome (-limbed).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sugātra (सुगात्र):—[=su-gātra] [from su > su-ga] mf(ī)n. fair-limbed, graceful, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [=su-gātra] [from su > su-ga] n. a fine or graceful figure, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sugatra in German

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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 (even English!). 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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