Mahaparivara: 1 definition



Mahaparivara 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

An arahant. In the time of Vipassi Buddha he was a Yakkha chief and, seeing the Buddha enter Bandhumati with a large following of monks, offered his upper garment and worshipped him. The earth trembled with the force of his wish. Fifteen kappas ago he was king sixteen times under the name of Vahana (Ap.i.146f). He is probably identical with Pakkha Thera. ThagA.i.144f.

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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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