Suvannapali, Suvannapālī: 1 definition


Suvannapali 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Daughter of Girikandasiva and wife of Pandukabhaya.

Pandukabhaya saw her on her way to her fathers field with food and made her entertain him and his followers.

Her name was Pali, and she was given her soubriquet because the banyan leaves, on which she served the meal to Pandukabhaya, turned into gold in her hands.

She had five brothers, all of whom were killed by Pandukabhayas companion, Canda. Mhv.x.30ff.

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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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