Vedisadevi, Vedisadevī: 1 definition



Vedisadevi 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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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Wife of Asoka.

She was the daughter of Deva, a setthi of Vedisagiri, and her children were Mahinda and Sanghamitta. MT. 324.

She had eight brothers - Bodhigutta, Sumitta, Candagutta, Devagutta, Dhammagutta, Suriyagutta, Gotama and Jutindhara - who escorted the Bodhi tree to Ceylon and were known as the Bodhi dhara princes. Mbv.165f.

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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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