Ahoganga, Ahogaṅgā, Ahogaṅga: 2 definitions



Ahoganga means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A mountain in North India, on the Upper Ganges. There, for some time, lived the Thera Sambhuta Sanavasi, and it was there that Yasa Kakandakaputta saw him. The meeting of arahants to discuss what measures should be taken against the Vesali monks was also held there, and at the meeting were present monks from the Western country and from Avanti Dakkhinapatha (Vin.ii.298-9).

Moggaliputta lived in Ahoganga all alone for seven years, prior to the Third Council for which he was awaiting the right time (Mhv.v.233; see also Vin. Texts, ii.146, n.1. The Mbv., p.106, says upari Gangaya; see also Sp.i.57). The Mahavamsa describes it as being further up the Ganges (uddham Gangaya).

Moggaliputta Tissa came from Ahoganga to Pataliputta on a raft. Sp.i.57.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Ahogaṅga (अहोगङ्ग) or Ahogaṅgapabbata is the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The Ahogaṅga-pabbata is a mountain in India. It is said that the venerable Moggaliputta Tissa Thera, having made over his disciples to the Thera Mahinda, went to the Ahogaṅgā mountain near the source of the Ganges.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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