1. Kakudha (v.l. Kakkata).-A lay disciple of the Buddha who dwelt at Nādikā. When the Buddha arrived at Nādikā on his last journey, Ananda asked him what had happened to Kakudha, who was already dead. The Buddha replied that Kakudha had found birth in the highest heavens, there to pass away entirely (D.ii.92).

2. Kakudha.-A deva. He visited the Buddha at the Añjanavana in Sāketa, and asked him whether he experienced feelings of pleasure and sorrow. The Buddha replied that he had overcome such feelings and was utterly free, whereupon Kakudha uttered his praises (S.i.54f).

The Commentary (SA.i.89) says that this Kakudha was a Brahma and that he was an attendant of Moggallāna, thus identifying him with Kakudha (3 below). He lived with the Thera in his youth, died in a Jhāna-trance and was reborn in the Brahma-world.

3. Kakudha.-Probably identical with Kakudha (2). He was an inhabitant of Koliya and was an attendant of Moggallāna. Having died, he was reborn among the mind-born (Manomaya) devas and his form was so great that it was as extensive as "two of three common rice-fields in a Magadha village, and yet so constituted that he was in the way neither of himself nor of others."

Becoming aware of Devadatta's plans for obtaining possession of the leadership of the Sangha, Kakudha reported the news to Moggallāna, who passed it on to the Buddha. The Buddha asked Moggallāna to keep the matter secret. Moggallāna informed the Buddha that he knew from experience that Kakudha's predictions proved true (Vin.ii.185f).

4. Kakudha.-A Pacceka Buddha of thirty-one kappas ago, to whom Uddāladāyaka Thera, in a previous birth, gave a flower. Ap.i.225.

5. Kakudha.-A bird in the time of Padumuttara Buddha and a previous birth of Malitavambha Thera. The bird gave the Buddha a lotus. v.l. Kukkuttha. ThagA.i.211; Ap.i.180.

6. Kakudha Kaccāna.-See Pakudha Kaccāna.

7. Kakudha.-A little pond in Mahāmeghavana between the site of the Mahā-Thūpa and the Thūpārāma. The Mahā-Thūpa was at the upper end of the pond, and the spot had been consecrated by the visit of the four Buddhas of the present kappa (Mhv.xv.53ff). Lañjatissa appears to have filled up the pond at great expense, the land around having become waterlogged (Mhv.xxxiii.23f; MT.611). The bund (pāli) of the pond formed part of the Sīmā at Anurādhapura. Mbv.135f.

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