Cetiya; 5 Definition(s)
Cetiya 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chetiya.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
M Monument intended to remind the dhamma. Ideally, a cetiya is a reliquary, but it can also set texts or everything.Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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 geogprahy
Cetiya is another name for Stupa: an outstanding type of architectural creation of ancient Sri Lanka. Under the influence of Buddhism, there were several changes in the field of architecture in Sri Lanka. The stupa commands a prominent place among these changes.Source: Wikipedia: India History
Cetiya (चेतिय) 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 Atthasālinī also refers to the Cetiya Pabbata which, however, is dfficult to be identified.Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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
Cetiya, (nt.) (cp. from ci, to heap up, cp. citi, cināti) 1. a tumulus, sepulchral monument, cairn, M. I, 20; Dh. 188; J. I, 237; VI, 173; SnA 194 (dhātu-gharaṃ katvā cetiyaṃ patiṭṭhāpesuṃ); KhA 221; DhA. III, 29 (dhātu°); IV, 64; VvA. 142; Sdhp. 428, 430. Pre-Buddhistic cetiyas mentioned by name are Aggāḷava° Vin. II, 172; S. I, 185; Sn. p. 59; DhA. III, 170; Ānanda° D. II, 123, 126; Udena° D. II, 102, 118; III, 9; DhA. III, 246; Gotama (ka)° ibid. ; Cāpāla° D. II, 102, 118; S. V, 250; Ma- kuṭabandhana° D. II, 160; Bahuputta° D. II, 102, 118; III, 10; S. II, 220; A. IV, 16; Sattambaka° D. II, 102, 118; Sārandada D. II, 118, 175; A. III, 167; Supatiṭṭha° Vin. I, 35.
—aṅgaṇa the open space round a Cetiya Miln. 366; Vism. 144, 188, 392; DA. I, 191, 197; VvA. 254. —vandanā Cetiya worship Vism. 299. (Page 272)
cetiya : (nt.) a sepulchral monument; a pagoda.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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.
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