Opamanna, Opamañña: 1 definition


Opamanna 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Opamanna - One of the names of Pokkharasati (M.ii.200). He was so called because the name of his family (gotta) was Upamanna (MA.ii.804).

2. Opamanna - A Gandhabba chieftain, who was among those present at the preaching of the Mahasamaya Sutta (D.ii.258). He is mentioned in the Atanatiya Sutta (D.iii.204), in a list of eminent yakkha generals.

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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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