Velukanda, aka: Velukanta; 1 Definition(s)


Velukanda 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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A city in Avanti, birthplace of Nanda Kumaputta (ThagA.i.100).

Moggallana and Sariputta visited the place in the course of a journey in Dakkhinagiri and were entertained by Nandamata (A.iv.62f). See Velukantaki.

Buddhaghosa says (AA.ii.717; SNA.i.370) that the city was so called because bamboos were thickly planted for protection round the walls and fortifications.

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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