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Sovatthika, 2 Definition(s)


Sovatthika means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Buddhism


Sovatthika, (adj.) (either fr. sotthi with diæresis, or fr. su+atthi+ka=Sk. svastika) safe M. I, 117; Vv 187 (=sotthika VvA. 95); J. VI, 339 (in the shape of a svastika? ); Pv IV. 33 (=sotthi-bhāva-vāha PvA. 250). —âlaṅkāra a kind of auspicious mark J. VI, 488. (Page 726)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

sovatthika : (nt.) a savastika; a mark like S on the hood of a cobra.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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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