Vedehika, Vedehikā: 1 definition


Vedehika 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A lady (gahapatani) of Savatthi who had a reputation for gentleness till her servant girl, Kali, convinced people that it was not deserved (M.i.125f). For the story see Kali (3).

Buddhaghosa says that she was called Vedehika either because she came from a Videha family or because she was wise. MA.i.318;

cf. Vedehiputta, Vedehamuni.

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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