Kattika, Kattikā: 3 definitions
Kattika 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
Name of a constellation and also of a month (October to November), during which the full moon is near the constellation of Pleiades (kattika).
It is the last month of the rainy season (See, e.g., Netti.143. For details see N.P.D. s.v.).
The full moon day of the month was observed as a festival and great rejoicings were held, particularly at night. E.g., J.i.433; 499, 508.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kattikā : (f.) the constellation of Pleiades.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kattikā, (f.) (& °kattika) (cp. Sk. kṛttikā f. pl. the Pleiades & BSk. karthika) N. of a month (Oct. -Nov.), during which the full moon is near the constellation of Pleiades. It is the last month of the rainy season, terminating on the full moon day of Kattikā (kattika-puṇṇamā). This season is divided into 5 months: Āsāḷha, Sāvaṇa, Bhaddara (Poṭṭhapāda), Assayuja, Kattikā; the month Assayuja is also called pubba-kattikā, whereas the fifth, K. , is also known as pacchima-kattikā; both are comprised in the term k. -dvemāsika. Bhikkhus retiring for the first 3 months of the Vassa (rainy season) are kattika-temāsikā, if they include the 4th, they are k. -cātumāsikā. The full moon of Assayuja is termed k. -temāsinī; that of Kattika is k. -cātumāsinī. See Vinaya passages & cp. nakkhatta.—Nett 143 (kattiko, v. l. kattikā).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Komudi, Catumasini, Kattikachana, Kattikacatumasini, Kattikatemasi, Karthika, Kattikasukkapakkha, Kattikamasa, Kattikacoraka, Kirtika, Cittaraja, Puppharatta Jataka, Nakkhatta, Maha Arittha, Masha, Vajjiputta, Vattaka Jataka, Vassa.
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Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 118: Vaṭṭaka-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 147: Puppharatta-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
The Life of Sariputta (by Nyanaponika Thera)
Ukkacela Sutta < [Part III - The Further Shore]
The Last Debt Paid < [Part III - The Further Shore]
Vinaya (1): The Patimokkha (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 302 - The Story of the Monk from the Country of the Vajjis < [Chapter 21 - Pakiṇṇaka Vagga (Miscellaneous)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Moggallāna Mahāthera’s Attainment of Parinibbāna < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Buddha Chronicle 13: Piyadassī Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Part 1 - On the Journey (Cārika) of the Buddha < [Chapter 24 - The Buddha’s Sixth Vassa at Mount Makula]