Kukkutavati, Kukkuṭavatī: 1 definition



Kukkutavati 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

According to some accounts the city, where Maha Kappina ruled before he became a monk, is called, not Kukkuta (q.v.), but Kukkutavati. Perhaps the former was the name of the county and the latter that of its capital. From here to Savatthi was a distance of one hundred and twenty leagues, and there was a trade route between the two cities which merchants travelled on foot (janghavanija), and also a route from the Majjhimadesa. Three rivers had to be crossed on the way: the Aravaccha, the Nilavahana and the Candabhaga. DhA.ii.116ff; a less detailed account is given in SA.ii.177f and AA.i.175f.

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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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