Catudvara Jataka, Catudvāra-jātaka: 1 definition



Catudvara Jataka 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

Contains the story of Mittavindaka.

The Jataka probably derives its name from the fact that the Ussada niraya, where Mittavindaka was destined to suffer, looked like a city with four gates, surrounded by a wall.

For the introductory story see the Gijjha Jataka.

The story is sometimes called the Maha Mitta vindaka Jataka. E.g., J.i.363; iii.206.

context information

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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