Talatadevi, Talatādevī: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Mother of Culani Brahmadatta, king of Pancala, her husband being Maha Culani.

She was a very wise woman, wiser than the ten sages of the court. A story is related of how, in her wisdom, she managed to procure an adequate reward for a man who had saved another from drowning at the risk of his own life (J.vi.398). We are told that, while her son was still young, she committed adultery with the chaplain Chambhi, poisoned her husband, and made the chaplain king. Later, Chambhi wished to kill Culani, but Talata saved his life by sending him to the royal cook (J.vi.471f).

She had a son by Chambi, called Tikhinamanti (J.vi.474).

She is identified with Cullanandika (J.vi.478).

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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