Candakumara, Candakumāra: 1 definition


Candakumara 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

1. Candakumara - The son and viceroy of Ekaraja, king of Pupphavati (Benares). He was the Bodhisatta. For his story see the Khandahala Jataka ( It is also given in the Cariya Pitaka (p.77) as the Candakumara Cariya. Canda is sometimes referred to as Candaka (Cyp., p.144) and sometimes as Candiya. Ibid., 137, 152, 154

2. Candakumara - Son of Brahmadatta, king of Benares; and brother of Mahimsaka and Suriyakumara. He is identified with Sariputta. For details see the Devadhamma Jataka. J.i.127ff; DhA.iii.73ff

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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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