Catumasini, aka: Cātumāsinī; 1 Definition(s)


Catumasini 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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Occurs in the phrase Komudi Catumasini, probably referring to the Catumasya festival which is performed in the month of Kattika, Komudi being the full moon day of Kattika. Vin.i.55; D.i.47, etc.

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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