Kalakhemaka, Kālakhemaka: 1 definition


Kalakhemaka 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

A Sakyan. His name was Khemaka, but as he was dark he was called Kalakhemaka. He built a monastery in Nigrodharama, near Kapilavatthu, and once, during robe making time, many monks lived there. On this occasion the Buddha preached the Maha Sunnata Sutta. M.iii.109; MA.ii.906.

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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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