The Kadampa school of Tibetan Buddhism was founded by Dromtön (1005–1064), a Tibetan lay master and the foremost disciple of the great Bengali master Atiśa (982-1054). The Kadampa were quite famous and respected for their proper and earnest Dharma practice. The most evident teachings of that tradition were the teachings on bodhicitta. Later, these special presentations became known as lojong and lamrim by Atiśa.
Kadam instructional influence lingered long after the school disappeared:
Kadam may refer to:
- Kadam (clan)
- the Kadam (Tibetan Buddhism) school of Buddhism
- the Kadam virus of the Flavivirus genus
- Mount Kadam, located in the Karamoja region of Uganda
- Neolamarckia cadamba, commonly called Kadam
- Kadam, Afghanistan
- Kadam, an Egyptian unit of measurement
Kardam, also Kadam or Kadamba, is a Kshatriya Maratha clan found in the Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Goa states of India. They are said to have originated from a Saka or Scythian tribe, which was at one time a ruling dynasty in south Central Asia (modern Afghanistan) The Kadams are the first Hindu Kshatriya Kings who ruled Afghanisthan.
Origin : Suryavansha alias Solar clan, descended from the Suryavanshi arya king Kadam Original kingdom: Kedar meaning Shankar(Kandahar in present-day Afghanistan), Second kingdom: Vanwas ( Banavasi in Karnataka), Third kingdom: Palshika ( Halasi in Karnataka), Fourth kingdom: Gopapattan (Goa), Colour of sign, canopy, horse and throne: Red clour, Heraldic sign (Nishan): Sun on flagpole, Clan goddess (Kuladaivat): Tulja Bhavani.