Salavatika, aka: Salavati, Sālavati, Sālavatikā, Sālavatī; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. A Kosalan village, given by Pasenadi to the brahmin Lohicca. There the Lohicca Sutta was preached (D.i.224). It was so called because sala trees grew within its boundary. DA.ii.395.

2. Salavati. A city; in it was the Kesarama where Dhammadassi Buddha died. BuA.185.

3. Salavati. A courtesan of Rajagaha. She was the mother of Jivaka Komarabhacca (Vin.i.268f) and of his sister Sirima. SNA.i.244; see also AA.i.216, where Abhayarajakumara is called Jivakas father.

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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