Vaddhana, Vaḍḍhana, Vad‍dhana: 4 definitions


Vaddhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

1. Vaddhana. A palace occupied by Vessabhu Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xxii.19; BuA. (p. 205) calls it Rativaddhana.

2. Vaddhana. A palace occupied by Kakusandha Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xxiii.16.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vaddhana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vaddhana : (nt.) growth; increase; enlargement. || vaḍḍhana (nt.) growth; increase; enlargement.

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

Vaḍḍhana, (nt. & adj.) (fr. vaḍḍheti; see also vaddhana) 1. increasing, augmenting, fostering; increase, enlargement, prolongation M. I, 518 (hāyana° decrease & increase); J. III, 422 (kula°, spelling ddh); Mhvs 35, 73 (āyussa); DhsA. 406; PvA. 31; Miln. 320 (bala° strengthincreasing); Dhtp 109; Sdhp. 361.—2. indulgence in, attachment; serving, practising Sn. 1084 (takka°); J. I, 146 (kaṭasi°, q. v. & cp. vaḍḍheti 6); Vism. 111 (°âvaḍḍhana), 152, 320. Here belong the phrases raja° & loka°.—3. arrangement J. VI, 11 (paṭhavi-vaḍḍhanaka-kamma the act of attending to, i.e. smoothing the ground).—4. serving for, enhancing, favouring Pv III, 36 (rati-nandi°).—5. potsherd (connected with vardh? See vaddheti) J. III, 226 (C. kaṭhalika; uncertain).—6. a kind of garment, as puṇṇa° (full of costliness? but perhaps not connected with vaḍḍh° at all) Mhvs 23, 33 & 37 (where C. explains: anagghāni evaṃnāmikāni vattha-yugāni). Cp. vaḍḍhamāna. (Page 595)

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Vaddhana, (nt.) (fr. vṛdh; see the usual vaḍḍhana) increase, furthering J. III, 422 (kula°); Sdhp. 247 (pīti°), 307 (id.). (Page 599)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Vaḍḍhaṇa (वड्ढण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vardhana.

2) Vaddhaṇa (वद्धण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vardhana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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