Siggava: 1 definition


Siggava 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Siggava - A king of long ago, who was destroyed by the gods because be insulted holy ascetics. He was a former birth of Upali Thera. ThagA.i.368.

2. Siggava - A ministers son of Pataliputta, who lived in three palaces in great luxury. When he was eighteen, he visited, with his friend Candavajji, Sonaka Thera at the Kukkutarama and entered the Order with five hundred companions. During seven years, Siggava visited for alms the house in which Moggaliputta Tissa (q.v.) was born, without so much as receiving a word of welcome, but, in the end, he converted and ordained him, teaching him the Tipitaka (Mhv.v.99,120-51; Dpv.iv.40, 57, 89; Sp.i.32, 235; DhSA.32).

Siggavas father was Sirivaddha. MT. 215.

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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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