Rupananda, Rūpanandā: 1 definition


Rupananda 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

Called Janapadakalyani Rupananda (DhA.iii.113ff).

She is evidently identical with Janapadakalyani Nanda (At AA.i.198 she is actually identified with her, but see Sundari Nanda), and is described as a sister (? step sister) of the Buddha.

The person referred to as her husband (bhatta) is probably Nanda, the Buddhas step brother; strictly speaking, he joined the Order without having married her, though the wedding had been announced and all preparations were being made.

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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