Vessabhū Buddha

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Vessabhū Buddha
Venerated by Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana
Preceded by Sikhī Buddha
Succeeded by Kakusandha Buddha
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Vessabhū (Sinhala: වෙස්සභු බුද්ධ) is the twenty first Buddha. He was born in the pleasance of Anoma (Commentary, Anūpama), his father being the khattiya Suppatita (Supatita) and his mother Yasavatī.* [1][2] He is venerated by the Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana traditions.


For six thousand years he lived in the household in three palaces: Ruci, Suruci and Vaddhana (Rativaddhana); his wife was Sucittā, and their son Suppabuddha. He left home in a golden palanquin, practiced austerities for six months, was given rice milk by Sirivaddhanā of Sucittanigama, and grass for his seat by the Nāga king Narinda, and attained Enlightenment under a sāla tree. He preached his first sermon at Anurārāma to his brothers, Sona and Uttara, who became his chief disciples.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Malalasekera, GP (2007). "Buddha". Dictionary of Pāli proper names. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited. pp. 294–305. ISBN 978-81-208-3020-2. 
  2. ^ a b Davids, TWR; Davids, R (1878). "The successive bodhisats in the times of the previous Buddhas". Buddhist birth-stories; Jataka tales. The commentarial introduction entitled Nidana-Katha; the story of the lineage. London: George Routledge & Sons. pp. 115–44. 
Buddhist titles
Preceded by
Sikhī Buddha
Seven Buddhas of the Past Succeeded by
Kakusandha Buddha