Devadaha Vagga, Devadaha Sutta: 1 definition

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Devadaha Vagga in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Devadaha - A township (nigama) of the Sakiyans. The Buddha stayed there during his tours and preached to the monks on various topics (S.iii.5f; iv.124f; M.ii.214). According to the Commentaries (J.i.52; BuA.226; MA.ii.924, 1021, etc; ThigA.182) it was the city of the birth of the Buddhas mother and of Pajapati Gotami and of their companions, who married the Sakiyans of Kapilavatthu.

The Lumbinivana, where the Buddha was born, was near Devadaha. The name was originally that of a lake, so called either because kings held their sports in it (deva vuccanti rajano tesam mangaladaho), or because it came into existence without human intervention, hence divine (sayanjato va so daho, tasma pi Devadaho). The name was later transferred to the village near by. SA.ii.186; also MA.ii.810. Acc. to the Dulva (Rockhill, p.12), the city was founded by Sakiyans from Kapilavatthu, when they grew very numerous. The spot was pointed out by a deva, hence its name.

Suppabuddha of Devadaha was a contemporary of Suddhodana (p.14).

Devadaha was the residence of Devadaha Sakka (Mhv.ii.17; MT.87) and of Pakkha Thera (ThagA.i.114).

2. Devadaha - A Sakiyan chief called Devadaha Sakka.

His children were Anjana and Kaccana. Maya and Pajapati, respectively mother and step mother of the Buddha, were daughters of Anjana. Mhv.ii.17; MT.87.

1. Devadaha Vagga - The eleventh section of the Majjhima Nikaya (suttas 101-10), the Devadaha Sutta being its first sutta. M.ii.214ff.

2. Devadaha Vagga - The fourteenth chapter of the Salayatana Samyutta. S.iv.124ff.

1. Devadaha Sutta - Preached to the monks at Lumbinivana (MA.ii.810), in Devadaha. It deals with the teaching of the Niganthas, that whatsoever the individual experience, it comes from former actions. The sutta also gives ten beliefs of the Niganthas, which, the Buddha says, are to be condemned. In contrast to these, ten statements are made respecting the Tathagata, which are intrinsically true. M.ii.214ff.

2. Devadaha Sutta - Preached to the monks at Devadaha. Some monks, going to reside in the western districts, come to the Buddha to take leave of him. He advises them, before starting, to visit Sariputta, whom he extols. This they do, and Sariputta explains to them the fundamental teachings of the Buddha, in order that they may be ready to answer any questions which may be put to them. S.iii.6ff.

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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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