Potthaka Sutta: 1 definition


Potthaka Sutta 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Damila in the service of Aggobodhi IV. He erected and endowed the Matambiyapadhanaghara, and built houses in the Kuppura parivepa, the Kurundapillaka vihara and the Maharajaghara. Whem the king died, he administered the kingdom, threw the sub king Dathasiva into prison and set Datta of Dhanapitthi on the throne. When Datta died, Potthakuttha had Hatthadatha crowned king. Later, when Manavamma rebelled against him, he ate poisoned food, provided by his friend, the chief of Merukandara, and died. Cv.xlvi.19, 39, 44; xlvii.55, 61.

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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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