Ujjaya, aka: Ujjāya; 2 Definition(s)

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Ujjaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Purana

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Ujjaya (उज्जय).—One of the sons of Viśvāmitra. They were Brahmavādins. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 58).

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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Ujjaya, Ujjaya - A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in the list in the Isigili Sutta. M.iii.70.

2. Ujjaya - A thera. He was the son of a Sotthiya brahmin of Rajagaha, and became proficient in the three Vedas. Dissatisfied with the teaching of the Vedas, he went to the Buddha and heard him preach at Veluvana. Later he entered the Order and retired into the forest, having learnt a subject for meditation. Soon after he became an arahant. In a past life he had offered a kanikara flower to the Buddha. Thirty five kappas ago he was a king named Arunabala (Thag.v.67; ThagA.i.118f).

He is probably identical with Kanikarapupphiya of the Apadana (Ap.i.203).

3. Ujjaya - A brahmin. He once went to the Buddha and asked him if he thought well of sacrifices. The Buddha replied that he was opposed to sacrifices which involved the slaughter of animals, but sacrifices not necessitating butchery, such as, for instance, a long established charity, an oblation for the welfare of the family, had his approval (A.ii.42).

The same Nikaya (A.iv.285f) records another visit of Ujjaya wherein he tells the Buddha that he wishes to observe a period of retreat (upavasa), and asks for a teaching which will bring welfare both in this world and in the next. See below Ujjaya Sutta 2.

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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Ujjaya Sutta
1. Ujjaya Sutta - Records the questions asked by the brahmin Ujjaya regarding sacrifice, and ...
Kanikarapupphiya
An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he saw the Buddha Tissa and offered him a kanikara flower. Th...
Arunapala
A king of thirty five kappas ago, a former birth of Kanikarapupphiya Thera (who is evidently id...

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