1. Kondañña. The second of the
After sixteen asankheyya and one hundred thousand kappas of
he was born in Rammavatī,
his father being King Sunanda and his mother
He belonged to the Kondaññagotta and
his body was twenty-eight cubits in
For ten thousand years he lived as a layman in three palaces - Ruci,
Suruci and Subha (Rāma, Surāmā and Subha, according to BuA);
his chief wife was Rucidevī and his son Vījitasena.
He left home in a chariot,
austerities for ten months and
was given a meal of milk-rice by Yasodharā,
daughter of a merchant in Sunanda, and
grass for his seat by the Ājīvaka Sunanda.
His bodhi was a Sālakalyāni tree, and
his first sermon was preached to ten crores of monks in the Devavana near Amaravatī.
He held three assemblies of his
disciples, the first led by Subhadda, the second by Vijitasena and the third by
Udena, all of whom had become arahants.
He died at the age of one hundred
thousand at Candārāmā, and
the thūpa erected over his relics was seven leagues
His chief disciples were Bhadda and Subhadda among monks,
and Upatissā among nuns,
his constant attendant being Anuruddha.
patrons were Sona and Upasona among laymen and Nandā and Sirimā among laywomen.
The Bodhisatta was a king, Vijitāvī of
Candavatī. He left his kingdom, joined the Order and was later reborn in the
Brahma-world. Bu.iii.; BuA.107ff; J. i.30.
2. Kondañña. The name of a gotta.
evidently common to both brahmans and khattiyas, for we find the brahman
Aññāta-Kondañña belonging to it, and elsewhere (E.g.,VibhA..464) it is mentioned as a khattiyagotta.
Among those mentioned as belonging to the Kondañña-gotta are:
Jātaka (J.ii.360f) it is said that tortoises are of the
monkeys of the Kondañña-gotta, and that between these two classes there is
3. Kondañña. The name of the apprentice
in the Vārunī Jātaka.
4. Kondañña.See also