Pancaculaka, Pañcacūlaka, Pañcacūḷaka, Panca-culaka: 2 definitions
Pancaculaka 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
The name of Sanankumara when he was born as a human in a former birth. He practised the jhanas, and having died in that state, was born in the brahma world (MA.ii.584). More probably, Pancaculaka here is not a name but a description meaning while he was yet a lad with his hair tied in five knots.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pañcacūḷaka refers to: with 5 topknots J. V, 250 (of a boy).
Note: pañcacūḷaka is a Pali compound consisting of the words pañca and cūḷaka.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Pancaculakagamadaraka.
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