Alakamanda, Ālakamandā: 1 definition
Alakamanda means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A city of the gods, mighty, prosperous and full of devas (D.ii.147, 170; Mil.2).
It was one of the chief cities of Uttarakuru, and a royal residence of Kuvera (D.iii.201; Cv.xxxix.5).
It is probably another name for Alaka.
The name is used as a simile to describe cities of great wealth (E.g., Cv.xxxvii.106; lxxxi.3; MT.411; BuA.55).
In the Culla Vagga (Vin.ii.152) the word is used as an adjective (vihara alakamanda honti) to mean crowded with people, and Buddhaghosa explains it by saying alakamanda ti ekangana manussabhikinna.
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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Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)