Saccabaddha, Saccabandha: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A mountain between Savatthi and Sunaparanta. The Buddha stopped there on his way to see Punna in Sunaparanta, and preached to the hermit who lived on the mountain, and who also was called Saccabaddha. At the end of the sermon the hermit became an arahant. From Saccabaddha the Buddha went to Sunaparanta. On the way back to Savatthi he stopped at the river Nammada, and from there he proceeded to Saccabaddha, where he left his footprint on the hard stone as clear as on kneaded clay. From Saccabaddha he returned to Jetavana. (SA.iii.17f.; MA.ii.1017f).

There is in Siam a sacred mountain called Saccabandhava, which holds a footprint of the Buddha, said to have appeared there miraculously. Perhaps it is to be identified with the above. King Dhammika of Siam sent a model of this footprint, together with other gifts, to Kittisiri rajasiha, king of Ceylon. Cv. c. 253; Cv.Trs.ii.295, n. 2.

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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