Hatthideva, Hatthi-deva: 1 definition



Hatthideva 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

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Hatthideva in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Hatthideva (हत्थिदेव) refers to one of the descendants of king Baladatta: 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. Baladatta’s son founded Kosambī and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were fourteen. The last of these fourteen kings was named Hatthideva. His son founded Kannagocchi and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were nine. The last of these nine kings was named Naradeva.

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: