Katakandhakara, Katakandhakāra: 1 definition



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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A monastery or a village where lived the thera Phussadeva, mentioned in the scholiast to the Hatthipala Jataka (J.iv.490) and in the Mugapakkha Jataka (J.vi.30; see also Vsm.i.228). Perhaps this residence was identical with the Katandhakara mentioned in the Culavamsa (Cv.xlv.3). Kassapa II. paid much respect to an Elder of unknown name who lived there. It is said that the king had the sacred texts written down with a short summary in honour of this Elder. Geiger thinks (Cv. Trs.i.89, n.4) that the Padhanaghara called Mahallaraja, which had been erected by Aggabodhi III., brother of Kassapa II., in company with the Yuvaraja Mana, was attached to the Katandhakara monastery.

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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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