Mahapunna, aka: Mahāpunna, Mahāpuññā; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A village in Ceylon where Lakuntaka Atimbara lived with his wife Sumana. It was near Kotapabbata vihara. DhA.i.117.

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. Five persons of the Buddhas day considered the most lucky: the setthi Mendaka, his chief wife Candapaduma, his son Dhananjaya, his daughter in law Sumanadevi, and his servant Punna. E.g., AA.i.219.

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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