Valahakayikadeva, aka: Valāhakāyikādevā; 1 Definition(s)


Valahakayikadeva 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)

Valahakayikadeva in Theravada glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

A class of deities, spirits of the skies, divided into

Unhavalahaka (cloud spirits of heat) Sitavalahaka (cloud spirits of cold) Abbhavalahaka (cloud spirits of air) Vatavalahaka (cloud spirits of wind) Vassavalahaka (cloud spirits of rain)

The changes of weather are due to these spirits. S.iii.254f.

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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