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Koṇāgamana Buddha

Koṇāgamana Buddha
Ananda Temple Buddha
Burmese ကောဏာဂုံ
Chinese 拘那含牟尼
Japanese 拘那含牟尼; くなごんむに; Kunagonmuni
Mongolian Канагамуни
Tibetan Serthub
Vietnamese Phật Câu Na Hàm Mâu Ni
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Venerated by Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana
Preceded by Kakusandha Buddha
Succeeded by Kassapa Buddha
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Koṇāgamana Buddha (also known as Kanakamuni, Koṇāgon, or Koṇāgamanan) is one of the Buddhas of the past, whose biography is chronicled in the Buddhavamsa, one of the books of the Pāli Canon.

According to Theravāda Buddhist tradition, Koṇāgamana is the name of the twenty-sixth of the twenty-eight Buddhas, the fifth of the seven ancient Buddhas, and the second of the five Buddhas of the present kalpa.[1]

According to Burmese mythology, Koṇāgamana was born on Wednesday;[2] because of this Koṇāgamana is placed on the Wednesday pedestal.

According to Xuanzang, Koṇāgamana's relics were held in a stupa in Nigalisagar, in what is now Kapilvastu District in southern Nepal.[3]

See also

The other four Buddhas of the present kalpa:

References

  1. ^ Gärtner, Uta; Jens Lorenz (1994). Tradition and modernity in Myanmar. LIT Verlag. p. 281.  
  2. ^ Reid, Robert; Michael Grosberg (2005). Myanmar (Burma).  
  3. ^ John S. Strong (2007). Relics of the Buddha. p. 130. 
Buddhist titles
Preceded by
Kakusandha Buddha
Seven Buddhas of the Past Succeeded by
Kassapa Buddha
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