Tidasa: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Tidasa 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

A name given to Tavatimsa, the inhabitants being called Tidasa (J.iii.357, 413; vi.168; v.20, 390). The Tidasa devas are spoken of as being full of glory. S.i.234.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tidasa : (m.) a deity (in general).

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Tidasa, (num.) (Vedic tridaśa) thirty (cp. tiṃsa), esp. the thirty deities (pl.) or belonging to them (adj.). It is the round figure for 33, and is used as equivalent to tāvatiṃsa. Nandanaṃ rammaṃ tidasānaṃ mahāvanaṃ Pv III, 119=Vv 1813; devā tidasā sahindakā Vv 301; Sdhp. 420.

—âdhipati the Lord of the 30 (viz. Sakka) Vv 478;—inda ruler of the 30 Sdhp. 411, 478;—gaṇa the company of the 30 Sn. 679 (Com. tettiṃsa); Vv 416; —gatin going to the 30 (as one of the gatis) Vv 3512 (=tidasabhavanaṃ gata Tāvatiṃsadevanikāyaṃ uppanna VvA. 164); —pura the city of the 30, i.e. Heaven Miln. 291; —bhavana the state of the 30, i.e. heavenly existence VvA. 164 (=Tāvatiṃsabhavana). (Page 302)

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context information

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.

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