Bhagalavati, aka: Bhagalavatī; 1 Definition(s)


Bhagalavati 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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A place in Uttarakuru where the Yakkhas assemble.

The Digha Nikaya (D.iii.201) speaks of it as a hall (sabha), while the Sutta Nipata Commentary (SNA.i.197) says it is a mountain in Himava where the devas assemble every month for eight days in order to settle disputes. The Yakkha leaders also attend these assemblies.

The Sumangalavilasini (DA.iii.967), however, says that it is a jewelled pavilion (ratanamandapa) twelve leagues in extent, on the banks of the Dharani Lake. It is surrounded by a creeper named Bhagalavati, hence, probably, its name.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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