Kannamunda, Kaṇṇamuṇḍā, Kaṇṇamuṇḍa, Kanna-munda: 3 definitions


Kannamunda means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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)

[«previous next»] — Kannamunda in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Kannamunda or Kannamundaka: One of the seven great lakes of Himava. (A.iv.101; DA.i.164; J.v.415; AA.ii.759; MA.ii.692, etc.). Its waters never grew hot (SnA.ii.407). Once a mango from a tree growing on the banks of this lake came into the possession of King Dadhivahana, and from its stone grew a tree which bore very sweet fruit (J.ii.104).

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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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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Kaṇṇamuṇḍā (कण्णमुण्डा) is the name of a river situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Kaṇṇamuṇḍā has been described in the Aṅguttara Nikāya as a river, but has not yet been identified.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kannamunda in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kaṇṇamuṇḍa refers to: 1. (adj.) one whose ears have been shorn or clipped Pv. II, 1218 (of the dog of Hell, cp. PvA. 152 chinnakaṇṇa).—2. (°ka) “with blunt corners, ” N. of the first one of the fabulous 7 Great Lakes (satta-mahāsarā) in the Himavant, enumerated at J. V, 415; Vism. 416; DA. I, 164.

Note: kaṇṇamuṇḍa is a Pali compound consisting of the words kaṇṇa and muṇḍa.

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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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