Udayibhadda, Udayibhaddaka, Udāyibhadda: 1 definition


Udayibhadda 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)

[«previous next»] — Udayibhadda in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Son of Ajatasattu. When Ajatasattu, after the death of his father, paid his first visit to the Buddha and saw the Buddha seated amidst the monks in a scene of perfect calm and silence, his first thought was: Would that my son, Udayibhadda, might have such calm as this. (D.i.50).

Buddhaghosa explains (DA.i.153) this thought by saying that Ajatasattu feared that his son might follow his own example and kill him as he had killed his own father. His fears were justified, for he was killed by his son Udayibhadda, who reigned for sixteen years.

The latter, in his turn, was killed by his son Anuruddhaka (Mhv.iv.1ff. According to Dvy. his son was Munda).

It was in Udayibhaddas eighth year that Vijaya, king of Ceylon, died, and in his fifteenth year that Panduvasudeva came to the throne (Sp.i.72). The Dipavamsa (iv.38; v.97; xi.8) calls him Udaya and the Mahabodhivamsa (p.96), Udayabhadda. See also Kalasoka.

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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