Cittalatavana, aka: Cittalatāvana; 1 Definition(s)

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Cittalatavana 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)

[Cittalatavana in Theravada glossaries]

1. Cittalatavana - A pleasance, five hundred leagues in extent, in Tavatimsa. It came into being through the good deeds performed by Maghas wife, Citta (DhA.i.271-5; J.i.202). It is said (VvA.94) that the place was so called not only because of its association with Citta, but also because there grew in it various creepers bearing many coloured flowers. In the pleasaunce is born the Asavati creeper which blossoms only once in a thousand years. ThagA.i.365; J.iii.250.

2. Cittalatavana - A park laid out by Parakkamabahu 1. Cv.lxxix.7.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
context information

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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