Valahassa Jataka, aka: Valāhassa-jātaka; 2 Definition(s)

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Valahassa Jataka 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.

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Once, in Tambannidipa, was a Yakkha city called Sirisavatthu, peopled by Yakkhinis. When shipwrecked sailors were cast on the shore from the River Kalyani to Nagadipa, the yakkhinis would assume human form and entice them and use them as their husbands. On the arrival of other castaways, they would eat their former husbands and take the new arrivals as their lovers. Once five hundred merchants were cast ashore there and became the husbands of the yakkhinis. In the night the yakkhinis left them and ate their former husbands. The eldest merchant discovered this and warned the others, but only half of them were willing to attempt an escape. Now it happened that the Bodhisatta was a horse of the Valahaka race and was flying through the air from the Himalaya to Tambapanni. There, as he passed over the banks and fields, he asked in a human voice: Who wants to go home? and the two hundred and fifty traders begged to be taken. They climbed on the horses back and tail and he took them to their own country. The others were eaten by the yakkhinis.

The story was told in reference to a monk who had become a backslider from running after a beautifully dressed woman. J.ii.127ff.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Valāhassa, (valāha+assa) cloud-horse J. II, 129 (the Valāhassajātaka, pp. 127 sq.); cp. BSk. Bālāh’āśva (-rājā) Divy 120 sq. (see Index Divy). (Page 603)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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