Pavarika, Pāvārika: 3 definitions


Pavarika 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. Pavarika, Pavariya

A king. When Pancapapa was sent down the river by her husband Baka, Pavariya rescued her and took her as his wife. Baka, hearing of this, threatened war, and it was arranged by the ministers of the two kings that Pancapapa should live as the wife of them both, spending one week in the house of each. J.v.443f.

2. Pavarika

A setthi of Kosambi, friend of Ghosita and Kukkuta. When these three went to Savatthi to invite the Buddha to Kosambi, they erected three monasteries to accommodate the Buddha and his monks. The one built by Pavarika was in his Mango grove (ambavana) and, is referred to as Pavarikarama and Pavarikambavana. DA.i.319; AA.i.234f.; MA.i.541; DhA.i.203ff.

3. Pavarika

See Dussapavarika.

context information

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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pāvārika : (adj.) cloak-seller.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pāvārika, (fr. pāvāra) a cloak-seller (?) Vin. IV, 250. (Page 456)

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context information

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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