Kumbhakanna: 1 definition
Kumbhakanna 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)
A powerful Yakkha whom Sumedha Buddha brought under his power. His story is similar to that of Alavaka. The people brought the Yakkha a prince as sacrifice, and the Yakkha handed him over to the Buddha. Ninety crores of people realised the Truth on the occasion. Bu.xii.5; BuA.164f.
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 11: Sumedha Buddhavamasa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]