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Uppala

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Uppala

Uppala,(Sk.utpala,uncertain etym.) the (blue lotus; a waterlily.

The 7 kinds of lotuses,mentioned at J.V,37 are:nīla-ratta-set-uppala,ratta-seta-paduma,seta-kumuda,kalla-hāra.-- D.I,75; II,19; Vin.III,33 (°gandha); J.II,443; Dh.55; Vv 322; 354; Pv.II,120; III,105; DhA.I,384 (nīl°); III,394 (id.); ThA.254,255; VvA.132,161.‹-› What is meant by uppala-pattalotus-leaf) at Vin.IV,261? (Page 152)


1. Uppala.-A Pacceka Buddha mentioned in the Isigili Sutta. M.iii.70.

2. Uppala.-One of the yakkhas who guarded Jotiya's palace. He had two thousand followers. DhA.iv.209.

3. Uppala.-Father of the warrior Ummāda-Phussadeva. Mhv.xxiii.82.

4. Uppala (Uppalaka).-A Niraya (S.i.152; Sn.p.126). Buddhaghosa says (SnA.ii.476f; see also A.v.173), however, that it is not a special hell, but the name of a period of suffering in hell.

5. Uppala.-One of the treasure-troves that rose up from the earth on the day of the Bodhisatta's birth. It was three gāvutas in extent. DA.i.284.

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