Angagama, Aṅgagāma, Anga-gama: 2 definitions


Angagama 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 tank built by Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxxix.37.

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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 geogprahy

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Aṅgagāma is the name of a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Aṅgamu or Aṅgagāma retains its ancient name in the present, breached tank, Aṅgamuva-vāva, 3 miles south of the 28th mile on the Western Minor Road (Codrington): the tank was restored by Parakkamabāhu I (1153-1186). There are two inscriptions here of the 1stand the 4th century and in these inscriptions the ruins are named Anulapavata or Mala-Anulapavata Mahavehera, and the following place-names occur:—(i) Kaḍisagagama; and (ii) Akejikaḍari.

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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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