Sihahanu

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Sihahanu
King of Shakya Kingdom
Predecessor Jayasena
Successor Śuddhodana
Personal Informations
Consort Kaccanā of Devadaha, present-day Nepal
Issue
Full name
Sihahanu Jaysena Gautama
Dynasty Shakya
Father King Jayasena
Religion Historical Vedic religion

King Sihahanu was an ancient monarch and paternal grandfather of Gautama Buddha. He was a ruler of Shakya people.

Family

Sihahanu was a son of King Jayasena and brother of Princess Yasodhara.[3]

He married Kaccanā of Devadaha,[4] daughter of Devadahasakka.[5]

Kaccanā and Sihahanu had these children:

As a young prince Śuddhodana excelled in warfare and swordsmanship. After a victorious battle Sihahanu offered him a boon. He requested permission to marry two beautiful sisters, Maya and Mahāpajābatī Gotamī.

Sihahanuʻs grandson Gautama Buddha

Notes

  1. ^ Misra, V.S. (2007). Ancient Indian Dynasties, Mumbai: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, ISBN 81-7276-413-8, p.286
  2. ^ Geiger, Wilhelm (tr.) (1912). "Mahavamsa, Chapter II". Ceylon Government Information Dept.,Colombo (in lakdvia.org website). Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  3. ^ Dictionary of Pāli proper names by Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera
  4. ^ The Historical Buddha: The Times, Life, and Teachings of the Founder of Buddhism by Hans Wolfgang Schumann
  5. ^ Mahāvaṃsa, the Great Chronicle of Ceylon by Wilhelm Geiger.
  6. ^ Misra, V.S. (2007). Ancient Indian Dynasties, Mumbai: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, ISBN 81-7276-413-8, p.286
  7. ^ Geiger, Wilhelm (tr.) (1912). "Mahavamsa, Chapter II". Ceylon Government Information Dept.,Colombo (in lakdvia.org website). Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
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