Satthavaha, aka: Satthavāha, Sattha-vaha; 3 Definition(s)


Satthavaha 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)

Satthavaha in Theravada glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Son of Konagamana Buddha in his last lay life. His mother was Rucigatta. Bu.xxiv.19; DA.ii.422.

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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Pali-English dictionary

Satthavaha in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

satthavāha : (m.) a caravan leader.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Satthavāha refers to: a caravan leader, a merchant D. II, 342; Vv 847 (cp. VvA. 337); leader of a band, teacher; used as Ep. of the Buddha S. I, 192; It. 80, 108; Vin. I, 6. In exegesis of term Satthā at Nd1 446=Nd2 630=Vism. 208. (Page 674)

Note: satthavāha is a Pali compound consisting of the words sattha and vāha.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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