Sumanahphala, Sumanaḥphala, Sumanas-phala: 5 definitions

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Sumanaḥphala (सुमनःफल) is the name of a Nāgarāja appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Cīnasthāna, according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Nāgarāja Sumanaḥphala in Cīnasthāna], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sumanahphala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sumanaḥphala (सुमनःफल).—m.

(-laḥ) Elephant or wood-apple, (Feronia elephantium.) E. sumanas a flower, and phala fruit. “katbela” .

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

1) Sumanaḥphala (सुमनःफल):—[=su-manaḥ-phala] [from su-manaḥ > su > su-ma] m. Feronia Elephantum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] n. nutmeg, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Sumanaḥphala (सुमनःफल):—[sumanaḥ-phala] (laḥ) 1. m. Elephant or wood-apple.

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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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