Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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The chief disciple of Vipassī Buddha (D.ii.11, 40; Bu.xx.28; J.i.41), whose step-brother he was. The Buddha taught his first discourse to Khanda and his friend Tissa, the chaplain’s son, in the Deer Park at Khema. Later, Khanda became the Buddha’s chief disciple Ekasaññaka (BuA.196; AA.i.80; DA.ii.416; see also 457), in a previous birth, once gave alms to Khanda. Ap.i.121.
2. Khanda.– Name of a god, the Pāḷi equivalent of the Sanskrit Skanda, mentioned with Siva in the Udāna Commentary. UdA.351.