Gandamba, Gaṇḍamba: 2 definitions



Gandamba 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

The mango tree, at the gate of Savatthi, under which the Buddha performed the Yamaka patihariya (q.v.). The kings gardener, Ganda, while on his way to the palace to give the king a ripe mango fruit from the palace gardens, saw the Buddha going on his alms rounds and offered him the mango. The Buddha ate it immediately, and gave the seed to Ananda to be planted by the gardener at the city gate. A tree of one hundred cubits sprouted forth at once, covered with fruit and flowers. At the foot of this tree Vissakamma, by the order of Sakka, built a pavilion of the seven kinds of precious things. J.iv.264f; J.i.88; DhA.iii.206ff; Mil.349.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Gaṇḍamba, N. of the tree, under which Gotama Buddha performed the double miracle; with ref. to this frequent in phrase gaṇḍamba-rukkha-mūle yamakapāṭihāriyaṃ katvā J.I, 77; IV, 263 sq.; DA.I, 57; PvA.137; Miln.349; Dāvs.V, 54. Also at DhA.III, 207 in play of words with amba-rukkha. (Page 241)

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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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