Koṇāgamana Buddha

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Koṇāgamana Buddha
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Burmese ကောဏာဂုံ [kɔ́nàɡòʊɴ]
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 is one of the Buddhas of the present kalpa. In Buddhist tradition, Koṇāgamana is the name of the twenty-sixth Buddha, the second of the five Buddhas of the present era, and the fifth of the seven ancient Buddhas.[1] In Burma (or Myanmar) Koṇāgamana is called Koṇāgon or Koṇāgamanan. According to Burmese mythology, he was born on Wednesday,[2] because of this Koṇāgamana is placed on the Wednesday pedestal.

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

See also[edit]

The other four Buddhas of the present kalpa:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gärtner, Uta; Jens Lorenz (1994). Tradition and modernity in Myanmar. LIT Verlag. p. 281. ISBN 978-3-8258-2186-9. 
  2. ^ Reid, Robert; Michael Grosberg (2005). Myanmar (Burma). Lonely Planet. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-74059-695-4. 
  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