Dhammagutta, Dhammaguttika, Dhammaguttā, Dhammaguttikā, Dhamma-gutta: 4 definitions


Dhammagutta 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)

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

1. Dhammagutta Thera - An arahant. He lived in the Kalyanika vihara and was known as the earth shaker (pathavicalaka). He was among those who received a share of the meal given by Dutthagamani when the latter fled from Culanganiyapitthi. He shared his portion with five hundred others (Mhv.xxxii.50; xxiv.24ff). According to the Jataka Commentary (J.iv.490), he was among those who joined in the assemblies (samagama) known as Kuddalasamagama, Mugapakkhasamagama, Ayogharasamagama and Hatthipalasamagama. The Mahavamsa Tika (p.606) mentions him as being one of those who accepted the meal of pork given by Saliya and his wife, when they were blacksmiths, in their birth immediately preceding the last.

2. Dhammagutta. A brother of Vedisadevi. He was one of the nobles who escorted the Bodhi tree. He was made Moriyasetthi and given the Moriyajanapada by Devinampiyatissa. Mbv.166.

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Dhammagutta in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Dhammagutta (धम्मगुत्त) refers to one of the descendants of king Sādhina: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Sādhina’s son founded Mathura and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were twenty-two. The last of these twenty-two kings was named Dhammagutta. His son founded Ariṭṭhapura and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were eighteen. The last of these eighteen kings was named Sippi.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhammagutta in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhammagutta : (adj.) protected by the Norm.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dhammagutta refers to: protecting the Dh. or protected by the Dh. (see gutta) S.I, 222; J.V, 222 (+dhpāla);

Note: dhammagutta is a Pali compound consisting of the words dhamma and gutta.

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context information

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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