Veluppa; 1 Definition(s)
Veluppa 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A Damila warrior who helped Aggabodhi III. in his war against Jetthatissa III.
As Jetthatissa lay exhausted on his elephant in the thick of the battle, he saw Veluppa approach, and, unwilling to be killed by him, cut his own throat. Cv.xliv.111f.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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