Kaligodha, Kāligodhā, Kāḷigodhā: 1 definition
Kaligodha 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A Sakiyan lady. She is declared to be a Sotapanna, and a conversation between her and the Buddha, who visited her while staying at the Nigrodharama in Kapilavatthu, is recorded in the Kali Sutta (S.v.396). In the sutta she is addressed as Godha; she may have belonged to the same family as Godha (q.v.). She was the mother of Bhaddiya Thera, declared to be the best of the monks of aristocratic birth (Thag.v.864; A.i.23; ThagA.ii.55).
The Anguttara Commentary (AA.i.109) states that her name was Godha, and that she was called Kali because of her dark colour. She was the most senior of the Sakyan ladies of the time. Dhammapala speaks of her as agataphala, vinnatasasana. UdA.161.
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Biography (6): Bhaddiya Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on Biography of the thera Bhaddiya, son of Kāḷigodhā (Kāḷigodhāputtabhaddiya) < [Chapter 5 - Upālivagga (section on Upāli)]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)