Vessantara; 1 Definition(s)
Vessantara 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)
Vessantara 1. An owl, identified with Sariputta (J.v.125). See the Tesakuna Jataka.
Vessantara 2. The Bodhisatta, born as king of Sivi. See the Vessantara Jataka.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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The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
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