Aranjara, Ārañjara, Arañjara, Arañjarā: 4 definitions
Aranjara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
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).
India history and geography
Arañjarā (अरञ्जरा) 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 Sarabhaṅga Jātaka refers to the Arañjara which seems to be a chain of mountains in the Central Provinces.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
arañjara : (m.) a big jar; gallipot.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Arañjara (अरञ्जर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Araṃjaraṃ.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Aramjaram, Aranjaragiri.
Full-text: Aramjaram, Kontimara, Aranjaragiri, Asita Devala, Indriya Jataka, Sarabhanga Jataka.
Search found 1 books and stories containing Aranjara, Ārañjara, Arañjara, Arañjarā; (plurals include: Aranjaras, Ārañjaras, Arañjaras, Arañjarās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 423: Indriya-jātaka < [Volume 3]
Jataka 522: Sarabhaṅga-jātaka < [Volume 5]
Jataka 547: Vessantara-jātaka < [Volume 6]