Culagallaka-vihara, Cūḷagallaka-vihāra, Culagallakavihara: 2 definitions


Culagallaka-vihara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A monastery built by Culabhaya on the bank of the Gonaka nadi to the south of Anuradhapura (Mhv.xxxv.13). Attached to it was a Padhanaghara, built by Aggabodhi II. Cv.xlii.49.

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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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India history and geogprahy

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Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Cūlagallaka-vihāra or simply Cūlagallaka is the name of a vihāra that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Cūlābhaya (32-33) built Cūlagallaka-vihāra, also known as Gaggārāma, on the banks of the Goṇaka-nadī. The commentaries mention Gaggaravāliya-aṅgaṇa. Aggabodhi II (601-614) built a Practising House in Cūlagalla-vihāra. Cūlagalla-raṭṭha is mentioned in the Commentaries.

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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.

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