Kaccayana, aka: Kaccāyana; 1 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Kaccayana Thera - Author of the Kaccayanavyakarana, the oldest of the Pali grammars extant. Orthodox tradition identifies him with Maha Kaccana.

He was probably a South Indian and belonged to the Avanti school founded by Maha Kaccana (P.L.C.179ff; Gv.66; Svd.1233f). He was, perhaps, also the author of the Nettippakarana.

Kaccayana probably belongs to the fifth or sixth century A.D.

The Gandhavamsa (p.59) ascribes to Kaccayana the authorship of the

Kaccayanagandha, Mahaniruttigandha, Culaniruttigandha, Petakopadesagandha, Nettigandha and Vannanitigandha.

2. Kaccayana Thera - An arahant. He was a disciple of Padumuttara Buddha, and was declared by him to be chief among those who could expound in detail what the Buddha stated in brief. It was this declaration made in the presence of Maha Kaccana, which made the latter, in that birth an ascetic in Himava, wish for a like proficiency for himself under a future Buddha. Ap.ii.464; ThagA.i.484.

3. Kaccayana - In the Vidhurapandita Jataka, the Yakkha Punnaka calls himself and is addressed as Kaccayana (J.vi.273), Kaccana (J.vi.283, 286, 301, 327) and Katiyana (J.vi.299, 306, 308). The scholiast seems to offer no explanation.

4. Kaccayana - See also Kaccana.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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