Sulakshana, aka: Sulakṣaṇa, Su-lakshana; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Sulakshana 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.

The Sanskrit term Sulakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Sulaksana or Sulakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Sulakshana in Purana glossaries]

Sulakṣaṇa (सुलक्षण).—A king. It was this king who ordered Māṇḍavya maharṣi to be pierced with a śūla as a punishment for stealing a horse. (Padma Purāṇa, Uttara Khaṇḍa, 121).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Sulakshana in Mahayana glossaries]

Sulakṣaṇa (सुलक्षण) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Sulakṣaṇa is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[Sulakshana in Marathi glossaries]

sulakṣaṇa (सुलक्षण).—n (S) An auspicious or well-betokening mark, sign, quality, indication. 2 A virtue, grace, excellence; a recommending feature or particular. 3 attrib. Of auspicious marks and signs: also of virtues, graces, and excellencies.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sulakṣaṇa (सुलक्षण).—n An auspicious mark, sign. A virtue, excellence.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Sulakshana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Sulakṣaṇa (सुलक्षण).—a.

1) having auspicious or beautiful marks.

2) fortunate. (-ṇam) 1 observing, examining carefully, determining, ascertaining.

2) a good or auspicious mark.

Sulakṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and lakṣaṇa (लक्षण).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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