Dighayu, aka: Dīghāyu; 1 Definition(s)
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Dighayu (Dighavu) - Son of Dighiti, king of Kosala. After his parents had been cruelly murdered by Brahmadatta, king of Kasi, he became the attendant of this kind; in order to avenge their death, but when the occasion arose he made peace with Brahmadatta. His fathers kingdom was restored to him, and he married Brahmadattas daughter (Vin.i.343ff; DhA.i.46f; J.iii.211f, 487). He was the Bodhisatta (J.iii.490).
2. Dighayu - See Ayuvaddhana.
3. Dighayu - A Sakiyan prince, grandson of Amitodana and brother of Bhaddakaccana. He went to Ceylon and there founded a settlement which he named after himself. His son was Dighagamani. Mhv.ix.10f; 18; Dpv.x.6, 8.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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The Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
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