Kalandakanivapa, aka: Kalandakanivāpa, Kalandaka-nivapa; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Kalandakanivapa in Theravada glossaries]

A woodland in Veluvana. Here food (nivapa) was regularly placed for the squirrels. It is said that once a certain raja went there for a picnic and, having over drunk, fell asleep. His retinue, seeing him sleeping, wandered away, looking for flowers and fruits. A snake, attracted by the smell of liquor, approached the king from a neighbouring tree trunk, and would have bitten him had not a tree sprite, assuming the form of a squirrel, awakened him by her chirping. In gratitude the raja gave orders that thenceforth the squirrels in that locality should be fed regularly. UdA.60; SnA.ii.419. According to some, it was the gift of a merchant named Kalandaka (Beal: Romantic Legend, p.315); Tibetan sources identify the raja with Bimbisara and say that the snake was a reincarnation of the owner whose land the king had confiscated. According to these same sources the name is Kalantaka and is described as the name of a bird (Rockhill: op. cit., p.43).

Kalandakanivapa was evidently a favourite resort of the Buddha and his monks.

See Veluvana.

(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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Kalandakanivapa in Mahayana glossaries]

Kalandakanivāpa (कलन्दकनिवाप) is the name of a field according to appendix 3 of the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXX).—Accordingly, “the Buddha Bhagavat was swelling at Rājagṛha in the Bamboo Park at Kalandakanivāpa. At that time there was a hermitage belonging to a hermit endowed with the five super-knowledges. The latter, walking near the hermitage, urinated on the muddy ground. A thirsty doe happened to come to that place; tormented by thirst, she drank the hermit’s urine and then sniffed at her own vulva. The retribution for the actions of beings is inconceivable! The doe became pregnant and later came to the same place to give birth, giving birth to a male child [later named Mṛgaśiras or ‘deer’s head’]”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Kalandakanivapa in Pali glossaries]

kalandakanivāpa : (m.) a locality where the squirrels are fed.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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