Accimukhi, Accimukhī: 1 definition


Accimukhi 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Naga princess, daughter of Dhatarattha, the Naga king. She was half sister to the Bodhisatta Bhuridatta and helped his brother Sudassana to rescue the Bodhisatta from the clutches of the snake charmer Alambana.

She could shoot flames from her mouth and spit the deadliest poison.

The story is related in the Bhuiridatta Jataka (

In the present age she was the Bkikkhuni Uppalavanna ( (Acci mukhi).

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).

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