Candikaputta: 1 definition
Candikaputta 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A discourse on the teaching of Devadatta, delivered by Candikaputta to the monks, is recorded in the Silayupa Sutta (A.iv.402f ) (q.v.).
The Commentary (AA.ii.808) says that his mothers name was Candika, hence his own.
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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