Duppasaha: 2 definitions


Duppasaha 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 king of long ago, descendant of Mahasammata. He was the last of fifty kings who ruled in Ayujjha. Sixty of his descendants reigned in Benares. Dpv.iii.16; MT.127.

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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Duppasaha (दुप्पसह) refers to one of the descendants of king Arindama: 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. Arindama’s son founded the city of Ayujjhapura and reigned. He and his descendants in that city numbered fifty-six. The last of these fifty-six kings was named Duppasaha. His son founded Bārāṇasī and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were sixty. The last of these sixty kings was named Ajita. His son founded Kambala. He and his descendants in that city were eighty-four thousand.

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