Aśvaghoşa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Asvaghosa, AZvaghosa, Ashvaghosha


  1. making the sound of a horse; neighing
  2. with the voice of a horse
  3. a Buddhist who was a distinguished Sanskrit philosopher, poet, dramatist and author and orator (ca. 80 – 150 CE), who was the author of the biographical epic on The Buddha’s life called Buddhacarita, the Mahālańkāra, and the poem Saundarānandakāvya, and was the spiritual counselor in the court of King Kanişka (B. Sāhitya).