Alahana-parivena, Ālāhana-pariveṇa: 2 definitions


Alahana-parivena 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)

[«previous next»] — Alahana-parivena in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the religious buildings constructed in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabahu I.

Attached to it was a splendid pasada for the thera Sariputta (Cv.lxxviii.48-9).

Geiger (Cv.Trs.ii.107, n.2) identifies this with the group of buildings lying outside the city, now popularly, but wrongly, called the Jetavanarama.

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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

[«previous next»] — Alahana-parivena in India history glossary
Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Ālāhanapariveṇa or Ālāhana refers to a building that once existed near Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Parakkamabāhu I built the large monastery named the Ālāhana-pariveṇa. Its limits were marked by 10 boundary stones and it comprised:— (i) the Laṅkātilaka Image House of 5 storeys, decorated with figures of flowers, creepers, gods and brāhmas and enclosing acolossal, standing Image of the Buddha. Vijayabāhu IV restored the building. Its ruins still bear the same name; (ii) Rūpavatī Thūpa built by queen Rūpavatī of Parakkamabāhu I: this is probably the present Kiri-vehera; (iii) Subhaddā Cetiya; (iv) the Baddhasīmā-pāsāda, the Uposatha House of the Monastery, of 12 storeys, with turrets, apartments, halls and cells: its ruins have been conserved; (v) Khaṇḍasīmā, a sacred space; (vi) a Pāsāda, for the Mahāthera, of 3 storeys; and (vii) several other appurtenant and subsidiary buildings.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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