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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Videhiputta in Theravada glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

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
context information

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).

Discover the meaning of videhiputta in the context of Theravada from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Videhiputta in Pali glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

vedehīputta : (m.) son of a princess from Videha.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of videhiputta in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 5 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Videha (विदेह) is the name of an ancient country situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of a...
Alāra (अलार).—A door.Derivable forms: alāram (अलारम्).
Vaidehīputra (वैदेहीपुत्र).—(= Pali Vedehīputta; compare prec.), ep. of Ajātaśatru: Av i.57.2 f...
Kosala Devi
Daughter of Maha Kosala and sister of Pasenadi. She was married to Bimbisara, and a village i...
A lady (gahapatani) of Savatthi who had a reputation for gentleness till her servant girl, Ka...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: