Videhiputta, aka: Vedehiputta, Vedehīputta; 2 Definition(s)
Videhiputta means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1) A name given to Alara. J.v.166.
2) An epithet constantly used in connection with Ajatasattu. Buddhaghosa explains it* by saying that Videhi here means a wise woman and not the Videha lady, because Ajatasattus mother was the daughter, not of a king of Videha, but of a Kosala king. (E.g., J.iii.121; iv.342; she was called Kosaladevi e.g., J.ii.403). * Vedehiputto ti, vedehiti pandita dhivacanam etam; pandititthiya putto ti attho (SA.i.120); cf. DA.i.139. According to the Nirayavali Sutra, (Jacobi, Jaina Sutras, SBE.xxii. Introd., p.xiii) there was, among the wives of Bimbisara, Callana, daughter of Cetaka, a raja of Vaisali, whose sister Trisala was the mother of Mahavira. She was also called Sribhadra. According to the Tibetan D1ulva (Rockhill: Life of the Buddha, 63f), Ajatasattus mother was Vasavi, daughter of Simha of Vaisali. It was foretold that Vasavis son would kill his father. Cf. Vedehika, Vedehamuni.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
vedehīputta : (m.) son of a princess from Videha.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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