Niggundipupphiya, Nigganthipupphiya: 1 definition


Niggundipupphiya 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. Niggundipupphiya Thera

An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was the monastery attendant (aramika) of Vipassi Buddha, and once gave a niggundi flower to the Buddha. Thirty five kappas ago he was king, under the name of Mahapatapa (Ap.i.205). He is probably identical with Vira Thera. ThagA.i.50f.

2. Niggundipupphiya Thera

An arahant. In the past he had been an inhabitant of the deva world and listened to the preaching of a disciple of Padumuttara Buddha, called Sumana. He then offered a niggundi flower on the seat of the Buddha. In this life he entered the Order at the age of seven, and after listening to a sermon by Ananda became an arahant. He was sixteen times king, under the names of Abbuda and Nirabudda. Ap.i.262f.

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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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