Sigalakapita, Singalaka, Simgalaka: 2 definitions


Sigalakapita 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)

[«previous next»] — Sigalakapita in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

He was a householder of Savatthi and had a son called Sigalaka. Later he entered the Order, and the Buddha asked him to meditate on the idea of a skeleton. He lived in the Bhesakalavana in Sumsumaragiri, and there a woodland sprite once encouraged him with a verse (Thag.vs.18). Thus, urged to strive, he developed insight and became an arahant.

Ninety four kappas ago he had given a tala fruit to the Pacceka Buddha Sataramsi. In the time of Kassapa Buddha he was a monk and developed meditation on the idea of a skeleton. ThagA.i.70f.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sigalakapita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Siṃgaḷaka (ಸಿಂಗಳಕ):—[noun] = ಸಿಂಗಳ [simgala]1.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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