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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pancaculaka in Theravada glossary
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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancaculaka in Pali glossary
Source: 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.

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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.

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