Komudi, aka: Komudī; 3 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

The full moon day of the fourth month, Kattika, usually found in the phrase Komudi Catumasini.

The Commentary (DA.i.139) says it was so called because then the white water lily flowered luxuriantly (kumudani supupphitani honti).

Vin.i.155, 176f; D.i.47; M.iii.79, 80; DhA.iii.461; J.v.262, etc.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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komudī : (f.) moonlight; the full-moon day in the month kattika.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Komudī, (f.) (fr. kumuda the white waterlily, cp. Sk. kaumudī) moonlight; the full-moon day in the month Kattika, usually in phrase komudī catumāsinī Vin. I, 155, 176, sq.; D. I, 47 (expld at DA. I, 139 as: tadā kira kumudāni supupphitāni honti) or in phrase komudiyā puṇṇamāya DhA. III, 461. (Page 229)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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