Yaśodharā, aka: Yasodhara, Yashodhara; 5 Definition(s)
1a) Yaśodharā (यशोधरा).—The wife Kanakapīṭha.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 35.
1b) A daughter of Virocana and wife of Tvaṣṭā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 187.
1c) A daughter of Devaka and one of the seven wives of Vasudeva.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 73.
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
yasodhara : (adj.) famous.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Daughter of the king of Koli. Chosen by Siddhattha as his wife. She is also his cousin. In their wedlock was born a son whom they named Rahula which means "fetter" or "tie,".Source: Sacred Texts: Gospel of Buddha
1. Yasodhara. A king of fifty five kappas ago; a previous birth of Ukkhepakatavaccha (Ekatthambhika) Thera. ThagA.i.148; Ap.i.56.
2. Yasodhara. There were once seventy seven kings of this name, all previous births of Sona Kolivisa. ThagA.i.546; Ap.i.94.
3. Yasodhara. A brahmin, father of Subhadda, who became one of the chief disciples of Kondanna Buddha. BuA.110.
4. Yasodhara. A preacher in the time of Kassapa Buddha (SA.i.148). See Andhavana.
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1. Yasodhara. See Rahulamata.
2. Yasodhara. The daughter of the Treasurer of Sunandagama; she offered a meal of milk rice to Kondanna Buddha. BuA.108.
3. Yasodhara. Wife of the khattiya Yasava and mother of Anomadussi Buddha. J.i.36; DhA.i.105; Bu.viii.17; AA.i.85.
4. Yasodhara. Daughter of King Jayasena. She married Anjana the Sakiyan, and their children were Maya and Pajapati and Dandapani and Suppabuddha (Mhv.ii.16ff).
Yasodhara was the sister of Sihahanu. MT. 35; see also Mtu.i.355.
5. Yasodhara. Daughter of Vijayabahu I. and Lilavati. She married Viravamma and had two daughters, Lilavati and Sugala (Cv.lix.26). She was later raised to the rank of rajini (? queen) by Vijayabahu, and erected a massive building, called Pasadapada, in the Kappuramulayatana. Cv.lx.83.
6. Yasodhara. One of the chief women supporters of Sumedha Buddha. Bu.xii.25.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Namesthe wife of Siddhartha Goutama. She later became a Bhikhuni.Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
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