Aravaccha, Aravacchā: 1 definition



Aravaccha 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

One of the rivers crossed by Kappina on his way from his kingdom of Kukkutavati to see the Buddha at Savatthi.

The river was one league deep and two leagues wide.

No boat was available, but the king and his retinue crossed it on horseback by meditating on the Three Jewels and the supreme power of the Buddha (DhA.ii.119-20). Later Kappinas queen did likewise (DhA.ii.124).

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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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