1. Kondañña.-The second of the twenty-four Buddhas.
- After sixteen asankheyya and one hundred thousand kappas of pāramī,
- he was born in Rammavatī,
- his father being King Sunanda and his mother Sujātā.
- He belonged to the Kondaññagotta and
- his body was twenty-eight cubits in height.
- 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,
- practised 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
- 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 in height.
- His chief disciples were Bhadda and Subhadda among monks,
- and Tissā and Upatissā among nuns,
- his constant attendant being Anuruddha.
- His chief patrons were Sona and Upasona among laymen and Nandā and Sirimā
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.
It was evidently common to both brahmans and khattiyas, for we find the
Aññāta-Kondañña belonging to it, and
elsewhere (E.g., VibbA.464) it is mentioned as a khattiyagotta.
Among those mentioned as belonging to the Kondañña-gotta are:
Kacchapa Jātaka (J.ii.360f) it
is said that tortoises are of the
Kassapa-gotta and monkeys of the Kondañña-gotta,
and that between these two classes there is intermarriage.
3. Kondañña.-The name of the apprentice in the
4. Kondañña.-See also