Calika, aka: Cālika, Cālikā; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A village near the Calikapabbata, where the Buddha spent the vassas of the thirteenth, eighteenth and nineteenth years after the Enlightenment (BuA.3).

His attendant on one of these visits was Meghiya. Close to Calika was the village of Jantu where Meghiya went for alms. In the neighbourhood was the river Kimikala, on whose banks was a mango grove (A.iv.354; Ud.iv.1; DhA.i.287f).

Outside the city gate and all around the city was a bog (cala panka), owing to which the city gave the impression of moving, hence the name (UdA.217; AA.ii.793). v.l. Jalika.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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