Kaladevala, Kāladevala: 1 definition



Kaladevala 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

1. Kaladevala - A sage; see Asita Devala (2).

2. Kaladevala - An ascetic, friend and counsellor of Suddhodana (J.i.54, 67, 88; vi.479). See Asita (1).

He was a frequent visitor at the palace, and the Buddhas mother always took the precepts from him until she conceived the Buddha. MA.ii.922.

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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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