Supparaka, Suppāraka: 1 definition



Supparaka 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

Supparaka or Suppara. A seaport in India. It was in the Sunaparanta country and was the birthplace of Punna. There was regular trade between Bharukaccha, Supparaka and Suvannabhumi (See, e.g., Ap.ii.476 (vs.13f.); AA.i.156). Ubbari was once born in Supparaka as a horse dealers daughter (DhA.iv.50). It was also the residence of Bahiya Daruciriya. Supparaka (Skt. Surparaka) is identified with the modern Sopara in the Thana district, to the north of Bombay. Imperial Gazetteer of India sv., but see Sunaparanta. Supparaka. The Bodhisatta born as a master mariner (niyyamakajettha) of Bharukaccha. See the Supparaka Jataka.

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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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