Sujata, aka: Sujātā, Sujāta, Su-jata; 10 Definition(s)
Sujata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Sujāta (सुजात) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.48.16, IX.44.61) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sujāta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Sujātā (सुजाता) is the name of a beautiful damsel (kanyā), with black curly hair and red lips, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 92. Sujātā (and other innumerable ladies) arose out of the agitation of Vaiṣṇavī while she was doing penance at Viśālā. For these young women, Vaiṣṇavī created the city Devīpura, containing numerous mansions with golden balconies, crystal stairs and water fountains, with jewelled windows and gardens.
Vaiṣṇavī is the form of Trikalā having a red body representing the energy of Viṣṇu. Trikalā is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (Śiva).
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
1) Sujāta (सुजात).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He attacked Bhīmasena in the battle of Bhārata and Bhīmasena killed him. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 26, Verse 5).
2) Sujāta (सुजात).—A monkey King. Sujāta was one of the sons born to Pulaha by his wife Śvetā. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, 2: 7, 180-181).
3) Sujātā (सुजाता).—The daughter of the hermit Uddālaka. (See under Khagodara).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1) Sujāta (सुजात).—A Vānara chief and a son of Śveta.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7, 181.
2) Sujātā (सुजाता).—A Brahmavādinī.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 19.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Sujata (सुजाता): Daughter of Sage Uddalaka and wife of Kagola, his disciple who had virtue and devotion but not much of erudition, mother of Ashtavakra.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Sujata. The twelfth of the twenty four Buddhas.He was born in the city of Sumangala, his father being the khattiya Uggata and his mother Pabhavati. He was called Sujata because his birth brought happiness to all beings. He lived as a householder for nine thousand years in three palaces - Siri, Upasiri and Nanda his wife being Sirinanda and his son Upasena. He left home on a horse, named Hamsavaha, practised austerities for nine months, and attained Enlightenment under a bamboo (mahavelu) tree, after a meal of milk rice given by the daughter of Sirinandanasetthi of Sirinandans; grass for his seat was given by an Ajivaka named Sunanda. His first sermon was to his younger brother, Sudassana, and the chaplains son, Deva, in the Sumangala Park. He performed the Twin Miracle at the gate of Sudassana Park. The Bodhisatta was a Cakkavatti, and entered the Order under the Buddha. Sujatas chief disciples were Sudassana and Deva (Sudeva) among monks and Naga and Nagasamala among nuns. Narada was his attendant. Sudatta and Citta were his chief lay patrons among men and Subhadda and Paduma among women. His body was fifty cubits high; he lived for ninety thousand years, and died at Silarama in Candavati city, where a thupa, three gavutas in height, was erected in his honour. Bu.xiii.1ff.; BuA.168 ff.; J.i.38; Mhv.i.8, etc.
2. Sujata. Cousin of Padumuttara Buddha and brother of Devala. He later became one of Padumuttaras Chief Disciples (Bu.xi.24; BuA.159; DA.ii.489). Herannakani (Upaddhadussadayaka) Thera, in a previous birth, gave him a piece of cloth for a robe (ThagA.i.266; Ap.ii.435), while Khema gave him three meal cakes and cut off her hair as an offering to him (ThigA.127; AA.i.187). Dhammadinna also did obeisance to him and offered him alms (ThigA.196; MA.i.516).
3. Sujata. An Ajivaka, who gave grass for his seat to Piyadassi Buddha. BuA.172.
4. Sujata. A king, father of Narivahana (q.v.).
5. Sujata. A king, who later became a hermit. He was the Bodhisatta in the time of Tissa Buddha. Bu.xviii.9f.; J.i.40.
6. Sujata. A yavapalaka, who gave grass for his seat to Vipassi Buddha. BuA.195.
7. Sujata. A king of fifty seven kappas ago; a former birth of Ramsisannaka Thera. Ap.i.210.
8. Sujata. The name of Upali Thera (q.v.) in the time of Padumuttara Buddha. ThagA.i.229.
9. Sujata Thera. He was a brahmin of Benares, father of Sundari Theri. While grieving for the death of his son, he met Vasitthi Theri, and from her he heard about the Buddha, whom he visited at Mithila.
He entered the Order under the Buddha, attaining arahantship on the third day (ThigA.229).
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1. Sujata. An aggasavika of Sobhita Buddha. J.i.35; Bu.vii.22.
2. Sujata. An aggasavika of Piyadassi Buddha.
J.i.39; Bu.xiv.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names 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).
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).
Languages of India and abroad
sujāta : (pp.) well born; of good birth.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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.
sujaṭa (सुजट).—a sometimes sujakaṭa a (sujaṇēṃ) Slightly swollen or puffed.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sujaṭa (सुजट).—a Slightly swollen.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) well-grown, tall.
2) well made or produced.
3) of high birth.
4) beautiful, lovely; सुजातं कल्याणी भवतु कृत- कृत्यः स च युवा (sujātaṃ kalyāṇī bhavatu kṛta- kṛtyaḥ sa ca yuvā) Māl.1.16; R.3.8.
5) very delicate; खिद्यत् सुजाताङ्घ्रितलामुन्निन्ये प्रेयसीं प्रियः (khidyat sujātāṅghritalāmunninye preyasīṃ priyaḥ) Bhāg.1.3.31.
Sujāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and jāta (जात).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Jataka 269: Sujāta-jātaka < [Book III - Tika-Nipāta]
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 12: Sujāta Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
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The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
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