Nagadasaka, aka: Nāgadāsaka; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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King of Magadha and son of Munda. He slew his father and ruled for twenty four years. The people deposed him and made Susunaga king in his place. Mhv.xvi.4 ff.; Sp.i.73; Dpv. iv.41; v.78; xi. 10, where he is called Dasaka. But see DA. i. 1.53, where his father is called Anuruddha.

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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