Ghata Jataka, aka: Ghata-jātaka; 2 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Ghata Jataka (No.355) - The story of Ghatakumara (q.v.). It was related in reference to a minister of the Kosala king. He had been the kings favourite, but then, influenced by slanderers, the king cast him into prison, where he entered the First Path. When he was released he visited the Buddha, who told him the Jataka story.

Ananda is identified with King Vanka of the Jataka. J.iii.168ff

2. Ghata Jataka (No.454) - The story of the Andhakavenhudasa putta (q.v.) and of the manner in which Ghatapandita (q.v.) assuaged the grief of his brother, Vasudeva. The introductory story resembles that of the Matthakundali Jataka.

Rohineyya is identified with Ananda and Vasudeva with Sariputta (J.iv.79ff).

This Jataka perhaps influenced the story of Ummadacitta found in the Mahavamsa (ix.13); for its connection with the Harivamsa, see ZDMG.53, 25ff.

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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