Bhandukanna: 1 definition



Bhandukanna 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A juggler, who tried to make Mahapanada laugh.

He made a mango tree, the Atulamba, grow before the palace door and climbed it with the help of a string. Vessavanas slaves chopped him up and threw the pieces down, and the other jugglers joined the pieces together and poured water over them. Bhandukanna then donned upper and under garments of flowers and started dancing again. But he could not make Mahapanada laugh. J.iv.324.

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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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