Udayabhadda, Udayabhaddā: 2 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
The Bodhisatta, born as king of Benares. He was so called (Welcome) because he was born to his parents as a result of their prayers. He had a step sister, Udayabhadda. When his parents wished him to marry, he refused, but in the end, yielding to their entreaties, he made a womans image in gold and desired them to find a wife who resembled it. Udayabhadda alone could rival the image, so she was wedded to Udayabhadda. They lived together in chastity and, in due course, when Udayabhadda died, the princess became queen. The king was born as Sakka, and honouring a promise he had made to the princess to return and announce to her the place of his birth, he visited her as soon as he remembered her, and, before revealing himself, tested her in various ways. Being satisfied with her conduct, he instructed her and went away. The princess, renouncing the kingdom, became a recluse. Later she was born in Tavatimsa as the Bodhisattas handmaiden. J.iv.104ff.
2. Udayabhadda - See Udayibhadda.
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Step sister and wife of Udayabhadda. In the verses she is also called Udaya.
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).
General definition (in Jainism)
Kunika and his son Udayabhadda patronized Jainism in Anga and Magadha but Jainism could not get a royal patron for long time after the death of King Udayabhadda who had no successor.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Udaya Jataka, Udayibhadda, Kalashoka.
Search found 2 books and stories containing Udayabhadda, Udayabhaddā; (plurals include: Udayabhaddas, Udayabhaddās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 458: Udaya-jātaka < [Volume 4]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 1 - Story of King Ajātasattu < [Chapter 37 - Story of King Ajātasattu]
Part 4 - Story of Devadatta < [Chapter 36 - The Buddha’s Height Measured by a Brahmin]