Upananda; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Upananda in Purana glossaries]

1a) Upananda (उपनन्द).—A son of Vasudeva and Madirā;1 went with Vṛṣṇi's host to Bāṇa's city.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 48; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 171; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 169; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15. 23.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 63. 3.

1b) An elder gopa addressed an assembly of gopas at Bṛhadvana to leave it on account of evil portents occurring from time to time and go to Bṛṇdāvana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 11. 22. 29.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

[Upananda in Theravada glossaries]

1. Upananda.-A thera. He belonged to the Sakiyan clan. Several incidents connected with him are mentioned in the Vinaya. Once he promised to spend the rainy season with Pasenadi Kosala, but on his way there he saw two lodgings where robes were plentiful and so kept Vassa in those lodgings instead. Pasenadi was greatly annoyed and when, in due course, the matter reached the ears of the Buddha, Upananda was rebuked and a set of rules was passed regarding promises made about the rainy season (Vin.i.153).

2. Upananda.-A king of fifty seven kappas ago; a previous birth of Tindukadayaka Thera. Ap.i.201.

3. Upananda.-Four Pacceka Buddhas, mentioned in the Isigili Sutta. M.iii.70.

4. Upananda.-Commander in chief of the Magadha kingdom. He was present at the conversation, recorded in the Gopaka Moggallana Sutta, between Ananda and Vassakara. M.iii.13.

5. Upananda. See Nandopananda.

(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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