Pancalacandi, aka: Pañcālacandī; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Daughter of Culani Brahmadatta. Her marriage with King Videha, which was accomplished by the wisdom and diplomacy of Mahosadha, forms the main theme of the Maha Ummagga Jataka. She bore a son to Videha, who succeeded him ten years after the marriage.

Pancalacandi is identified with Sundari (Nanda). J.vi.409, 410, 426, 427, 434, 438, 445, 453, 454; 466, 478.

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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