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Buddha Krakucchanda (Skt.; Tib. འཁོར་བ་འཇིག་, khorwa jik, Wyl. 'khor ba 'jig) was the very first buddha of this Fortunate Aeon, during which 1002 buddhas will appear. According to the Basic vehicle, he is the fourth of the seven heroic buddhas, who preceded Buddha Shakyamuni.

The Good Eon Sutra says:

The birthplace of the thus-gone Krakucchanda is known as Excellent City of Royal Palaces. His family line is that of Kashyapa. His light extended across one league. Worship Gift was his father. Brahma Victory was his mother. Supreme was his son. Perfect Wisdom was his attendant. Among his monks, Master Scholar was foremost in terms of insight. Reciter was foremost in terms of miraculous abilities. His first congregation consisted of forty thousand monks, his second of seventy thousand monks, and his third contained sixty thousand hearers. The extent of his lifespan was forty thousand years. His sacred Dharma remained for eighty thousand years. His relics remained in a single collection and were contained in a single stupa.[1]

And furthermore:

The thus-gone Krakucchanda
Offered golden parasols
To the thus-gone Moon of Humanity
And in doing so first gave rise to the mind of awakening.[2]


  1. 84000, 2.B.2
  2. 84000, 2.C.4