Ariyalankara, Ariyālaṅkāra: 1 definition


Ariyalankara 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

There were four theras of this name in Burma, all famous for their Pali scholarship. The first (Ariyalankara of Ava) excelled in dhatupaccayavibhaga, i.e. was an accomplished grammarian (Sas.p.106-12). His pupil, Ariyalankara the younger, is credited with exegetical works on the Atthasalini, the Sankhepavannana, the Abhidhammatthavibhavani and the Vibhanga. He also wrote a Pali tika called the Saratthavikasini on the Kaccayanabheda, and he made in Burmese what amounted to a revised edition of Kaccayanas grammar (Sas.p.110-11; Bode, op. cit., 52-3).

The two others do not seem to have written any works which have been preserved.

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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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