Dasaraha, Dasārahā: 1 definition


Dasaraha 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A group of Khattiyas, owners of the Anaka drum (q.v.) (S.ii.266f). Buddhaghosa says (SA.ii.167) they were so called because they took one tenth of the corn (sassato dasabhagam ganhimsu, tasma Dasaraha ti pannayimsu). In the Kakkata Jataka (J.ii.344) they are referred to as the dasabhatikarajano.

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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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