Khanjadeva, Khañjadeva: 1 definition



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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the ten chief warriors of Dutthagamani. He was the youngest son of Abhaya, a householder of Mahisadonika in the Nakulanaga district. His name was Deva, but because of a slight limp he came to be known as Khanjadeva. When out hunting with the villagers, he would chase and catch buffaloes, grasp their leg with his hand, whirl them round his head and dash them on the ground, breaking their bones. Kakavannatissa, hearing of this, caused him to be brought to the court. Later, Khanjadeva took part in Dutthagamanis campaigns. Mhv.xxiii.3, 78ff. See also Ras.ii.99f.

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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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