Telappanali, aka: Telappanāli; 1 Definition(s)


Telappanali 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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A village near Ujjeni. When Maha Kaccana went there on his way to Ujjeni, a poor girl of noble family, seeing him return empty handed from his alms round, invited him into her house, cut off her beautiful hair, sent a slave girl to sell it, and with the price of it gave alms to Kaccana, keeping herself out of sight.

The Elder sent for her, and, at the sight of him, her hair grew as before. Candappajjota, hearing of the incident, sent for her and made her his queen.

She gave birth to a son called, after his maternal grandmother, Gopala, and his mother thereafter came to be called Gopalamata. AA.i.117f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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