Dighayu, aka: Dīghāyu; 1 Definition(s)

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Dighayu 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.

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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
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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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