Samadevi, aka: Sāmadevi; 1 Definition(s)


Samadevi 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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A favourite of King Bhatika of Ceylon. On one occasion a large number of men were charged before the king with having eaten beef. He inflicted a fine, but, as they were unable to pay, he appointed them as scavengers to the palace. One of them had a beautiful daughter, Samadevi, whom the king liked and installed in his harem. Owing to her, her kinsmen, too, lived happily. VibhA.440.

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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