Gahvaratiriya, Gavharatiriya: 1 definition



Gahvaratiriya 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

He was a brahmin of Savatthi, named Aggidatta. Having seen Yamakapatihariya, he entered the Order and lived in a spot called Gahvaratira - hence his name - and there in due course became an arahant. On his return to Savatthi, his relations held a great almsgiving in his honour and requested him to live near them. But be refused this request and returned to the forest.

He was a hunter in the time of Sikhi Buddha, and was delighted by the sound of the Buddhas voice as he preached (Thag.v.31; ThagA.i.91).

He is probably identical with Ghosasannaka of the Apadana (Ap.ii.451), but the same verses are also attributed to Dhammika. ThagA.i.398.

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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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