Nandivanija, aka: Nandivānija; 1 Definition(s)


Nandivanija 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)

[Nandivanija in Theravada glossaries]

A merchant of Mahatitthapattana. He was away from home for three years, and the kings minister, Siva, wishing to possess his wife, paid a necromancer to send a demon to kill Nandi.

The demon went to the ship, but on Nandis advice the crew sought the Three Refuges, and the demon fled. Baulked of his prey, the demon killed both the necromancer and Siva. Ras.ii.139f.

(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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