Arhat (Buddhism)
In Theravada Buddhism, an Arhat (Sanskrit: अर्हत् arhat; Pali: arahant; "one who is worthy") is a "perfected person" who has attained nirvana. In other Buddhist traditions the term has also been used ...
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Uppalavanna
Uppalavannā (Chinese: 蓮華色比丘尼 or 優缽華色比丘尼) was considered to be amongst the two chief female disciples of the Buddha, the other being Khema.She was the daughter of a wealthy merchant and was known f...
Khujjuttara
Khujjuttarā was one of the Buddha's foremost (Pali: agga) female lay disciples (Pali: upasika, savaka).According to commentaries to the Pali canon, Khujjuttara was a servant to one of the queens of Ki...
Yasa
Yasa was a bhikkhu during the time of Gautama Buddha. He was the sixth bhikkhu in the Buddha’s sangha and was the sixth to achieve arahanthood. Yasa lived in the 6th century BCE in what is now Uttar P...
Kaundinya
Kaundinya (Sanskrit: कौण्डिन्य, Kauṇḍinya, Pali: Kondañña) also known as Ajnata Kaundinya (Sanskrit: अज्ञात कौण्डिन्य, Ājñātakauṇḍinya, Pali: Añña Kondañña) was a Buddhist bhikkhu in the sangha of Ga...
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Rohini (Buddha's disciple)
Rohini was one of Buddha's chief lay female disciples. She was a cousin of Buddha and sister of Anuruddha. She declined to enter the order of nuns with MahaPajapati Gotami. She attained stream entry...
Bimbisara
Bimbisara (558 BC –491 BC) was a King, and later, Emperor of the Magadha empire from 542 BC till 492 BC and belonged to the Haryanka dynasty. His expansion of the kingdom, especially his annexation of...
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Sariputta
Śāriputra (Sanskrit: शारिपुत्र) or Sāriputta (Pāli) was one of two chief male disciples of the Buddha along with Maudgalyayana (Pali: Moggallāna), counterparts to the nuns Khema and Uppalavanna, n...
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Pindola Bharadvaja
According to the earliest Indian sutra's Pindola Bharadvaja was one of four Arhats asked by the Buddha to remain in the world to propagate Buddhist law (Dharma). Each of the four was associated with o...
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Śrāvaka
Śrāvaka (Sanskrit) or Sāvaka (Pāli) means "hearer" or, more generally, "disciple". This term is used in Buddhism and Jainism. In Jainism, a shravaka is any lay Jain. Thus the term shravaka has been us...
Kisa Gotami
Kisa Gotami was the wife of a wealthy man of Savatthi. Her story is one of the more famous ones in Buddhism. After losing her only child, Kisa Gotami became desperate and asked if anyone can help her....
Sunita
Sunita was a highly accomplished disciple of the Buddha. He was born in a very poor family who had next to no food and was an outcast whose job was to gather flowers from shrines and throw them away:S...
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Citta (disciple)
Citta (Sanskrit: Citra) was one of the chief lay disciples of the Buddha. He was a wealthy merchant from Savatthi. His life and character were so pure that near his death, had he wished to be a chakr...
Mahapajapati Gotami
Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī (in Pali; Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī in Sanskrit) was the first woman to request ordination from the Buddha and to join the Saṅgha. Mayadevi and Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī were Koliyan Princes...
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Kasennen
Kasennen is the Japanese name for Kathyayana, a disciple of Gautama Buddha.
Chandra, Lokesh (2002). Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography. Aditya Prakashan. pp. 1652–1653. ISBN 81-7742-049-...
Sundari
Sundari or Sundari Nanda was the younger half-sister of Buddha and sister of Nanda. She was the child of King Suddhodana and Buddha's aunt Maha Pajapati Gotami. She, like other members of her family, ...
Visakha
Viśākhā, also referred to as Migara's mother (Migāramāta), was one of the chief female lay disciples of the Buddha. She became a stream-enterer and died at the age of 120. Viśākhā erected a monastery...
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Ambapali
Amrapāli, also known as "Ambapālika" or "Ambapali", was a nagarvadhu (royal courtesan) of the republic of Vaishali in ancient India around 500 BC. Following the Buddha's teachings she became an arahan...
Sixteen Arhats
The Sixteen Arhats (Japanese: 十六羅漢, Juroku Rakan; Tibetan: གནས་བརྟན་བཅུ་དྲུག, "Neten Chudrug") are a group of legendary Arhats in Buddhism. The grouping of sixteen Arhats was brought to China, and lat...
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Upali
Upali (Sanskrit उपालि upāli) was a monk, one of the ten chief disciples of the Buddha. Before joining the order, he was part of the lowest caste and worked as a barber. When he cut the Buddha's hair, ...
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Anuruddha
Anuruddha was one of the ten principal disciples and a cousin of Gautama Buddha.
Anuruddha was the son of Amitodana and brother to Mahanama. Since Amitodana was the brother of Suddhodana, king of...
Katyayana (Buddhist)
Kātyāyana was a disciple of Gautama Buddha. In Sanskrit his name is Kātyāyana (कात्यायन) or Mahākātyāyana (महाकात्यायन); in Pāli Kaccāna (or Kaccāyana), or Mahākaccāna; in Japanese 迦旃延 Kasennen, and i...
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Hatthaka of Alavi
Hatthaka of Alavi (given name Alavaka) was one of the foremost lay male disciples of the Buddha, mentioned in text along with Citta in the Buddhavamsa xxvi.19 and considered the foremost in gathering...
Anathapindika
Anathapindika ("feeder of the orphans or helpless") (Sanskrit: Anāthapiṇḍada) was the chief lay disciple of Gautama Buddha. His given name was Sudatta. He was extremely wealthy and a patron of the B...
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