Canndavajji: 1 definition


Canndavajji 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

The son of a minister of Pataliputta and friend of Siggava. The friends entered the Order under Sonaka and became very accomplished. Later, Canndavajji taught Moggaliputta Tissa the Sutta- and the Abhidhamma Pitakas. Mhv.v.99, 121, 129, 150; Dpv.iv.46; v.58, 70, 86; Sp.i.36, 40, 235.

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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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