Kutajapupphiya: 1 definition



Kutajapupphiya 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

1. Kutajapupphiya Thera - An Arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he offered a kutaja flower to Phussa Buddha. Seventeen kappas ago he was king three times under the name of Pupphita. Ap.i.191.

2. Kutajapupphiya Thera - Thirty one kappas ago, while travelling through the air, he saw the Pacceka Buddha Sudassana at Cavala near Himava, and offered him a kutaja flower (Ap.ii.451). He is probably identical either with Harita (ThagA.i.88) or Candana Thera (ThagA.i.395f).

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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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