Baranasi, Bārāṇasī: 3 definitions
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism
Bārāṇasī (बाराणसी) is the name of an ancient city found by the son of Duppasaha: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Arindama’s son founded the city of Ayujjhapura and reigned. He and his descendants in that city numbered fifty-six. The last of these fifty-six kings was named Duppasaha. His son founded Bārāṇasī and reigned.
India history and geographySource: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Bārāṇasī (mod. Benares) was the capital of Kāsī, one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the 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).—In the Aṅguttara Nikāya Kāsī is included in the list of sixteen Mahājanapadas. Its capital was Bārāṇasī (mod. Benares) which had other names as well, viz. Surundhana, Sudassana, Brahmavaddhana, Pupphavatī, Ramma and Molinī. The extent of the city is mentioned as 12 yojanas whereas Mithilā and Indapatta were each only seven leagues in extent.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bārāṇasī : (f.) the city of Benares.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+15): Brahmavaddhana, Kalanduka, Jaigishavyeshvara, Baranaseyyaka, Molini, Pupphavati, Ramma, Sudassana, Ghuttha, Surundhana, Vijitasena, Sihappati, Kashi, Ajita, Kesakari, Nimi, Yasuttara, Benares, Arindama, Samankara.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Biography (41): Mogharāja Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Biography (33): Bākula Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Cūḷaseṭṭhi Jātaka < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 1 - Moha (delusion) < [Chapter 2 - On akusala cetasikas (unwholesome mental factors)]
Factor 6 - Adosa (non-anger, loving kindness, forgiveness, harmlessness) < [Chapter 3 - On kusala cetasikas (wholesome mental factors)]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
On a pair of Siveyyaka cloths < [8. Robes (Cīvara)]
The story of the merchant’s son < [8. Robes (Cīvara)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 6 - Division of the great earth of Jambudvīpa into seven parts < [Chapter VIII - The Bodhisattvas]