Uggata; 4 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Uggata - See Ugga (4).

2. Uggata - A khattiya of the city of Sumangala, father of Sujata Buddha. J.i.38; Bu.xiii.20.

3. Uggata - The Kalinga king who, with Bhimaratha, king of Sanjayanti, and Atthaka, king of Hastinapura, sought the Bodhisatta Sarabhanga to learn from him where the kings Kalabu, Nalikira, Ajjuna and Dandaki had been born after the destruction of themselves and their kingdoms as a result of their ill treatment of holy men. J.v.135ff.

Their story is given in the Sarabhanga Jataka (q.v.).

The scholiast of the Jataka (J.v.137) takes Uggata to be not the name of the Kalinga king but a descriptive epithet, and explains it by saying cando viya suriyo viya ca pakato pannato.

The Mahavastu (iii.364f), however, definitely mentions Ugga as the name of the king, in the same way as Bhimaratha and Asthamaka (Atthaka), and gives the capitals of the two latter as Sanjayanti and Hastinapura respectively.

4. Uggata - King during the time of Sobhita Buddha. He built a vihara named Surinda at Sunandavati and another named Dhammaganarama at Mekhala and dedicated them to the Buddha and the Order. At the festival of dedication of the former one hundred crores became arahants and at that of the latter, ninety crores (Bu.vii.9f; BuA.139).

5. Uggata - Twenty nine kappas ago there were sixteen kings of the name of Uggata, all previous incarnations of the Thera Citakapujaka. Ap.i.151.

6. Uggata - King of one thousand and fifty one kappas ago; a previous life of Dhajadayaka Thera. Ap.i.109.

7. Uggata - Fourteen kappas ago there were four kings named Uggata, previous births of Parappasadaka (Ap.i.114) or Bhuta (ThagA.i.494) Thera.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

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uggata : (pp. of uggacchati) risen; high; lofty.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Uggata, (pp. of uggacchati) come out, risen; high, lofty, exalted J. IV, 213 (suriya), 296 (°atta), 490; V, 244; Pv IV. 14 (°atta one who has risen = uggata-sabhāva samiddha PvA. 220); VvA. 217 (°mānasa); DA. I, 248; PvA. 68 (°phāsuka with ribs come out or showing, i.e. emaciated, for upphāsulika). Cp. acc°. (Page 126)

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

Uggata (उग्गत).—see Udgata.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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