Cakravarnamahavihara, Cakravarṇamahāvihāra, Cakravarna-mahavihara: 1 definition


Cakravarnamahavihara means something in 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.

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Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Cakravarṇa-mahāvihāra (Cūka Bāhāḥ) is the name of a monastary in the Kathmandu valley attributed to king Guṇakāmadeva I.—The Ṭhākurī kings (fl. 737-1200 A.D.), though predominantly Śaiva, supported Buddhist institutions. Several of the monasteries of the Kathmandu valley are attributed to kings of this period (737-1200) in inscriptions, palm-leaf deeds, manuscript colophons, or their own tradition; for example, Cakravarṇamahāvihāra to Mānadeva (1136–1140).

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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.

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