Sikhī. The twentieth of the twenty four Buddhas.
- He was born in the Nisabha pleasance in Arunavatī,
father being the khattiya Aruna (Arunavā) and
- his mother Pabhāvatī.
- He was so
named because his unhīsa stood up like a flame (sikhā).
- For seven thousand years
he lived in the household in three palaces -
Sucanda, Giri, Vahana (BuA.p.201 calls them Sucanda kasiri, Giriyasa and
- his wife being Sabbakāmā and his
- He left home on an elephant,
- practised austerities for
- was given milk rice by the daughter of Piyadassī setthi of
- and grass for his seat by Anomadassī.
- His Bodhi was a pundarīka.
- His first sermon was preached in the Migācira pleasaunce near Arunavatī,
- and his
Twin Miracle was performed near Suriyavatī under a campaka tree.
was Arindama, king of Paribhutta. Abhibhū and Sambhava were his chief disciples
among monks, and Akhilā (Makhilā) and Padumā among nuns.
- His constant attendant
- Among his patrons were Sirivaddha and Canda (Nanda) among men,
- and Cittā and Suguttā among women.
- His body was sixty cubits high, and he lived
to the age of seventy thousand years, dying in Dussārāma (Assārāma) in Sīlavatī.
- Over his relics was erected a thūpa three leagues in height
BuA.201ff.; cf. D.ii.7; iii.195f.; J. i.41, 94; DhA.i.69; S. ii.9; Dvy.333).
Buddha held the Pātimokkha ceremony only once in six years (DhA.iii.236; cf.
For a visit paid by him to the Brahma world see Abhibhū.
His name also occurs in the Arunavatī Paritta (q.v.).
Sikhī Sutta. The process by which Sikhī Buddha,
like the other Buddhas, reached Enlightenment. S. iii.9.