Culavapiyagama, Cūlavāpiyagāma, Culavapiya-gama: 2 definitions


Culavapiyagama 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 village given by Aggabodhi VIII. for the maintenance of Rajasalavihara. Cv.xlix.47.

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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

Cūlavāpiyagāma is the name of a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Kaniṭṭha Tissa (167-186) built three vihāras in the eastern division of Rājaraṭṭha:—(i) Niyelatissārāma; (ii) Pīlapiṭṭhi; and (iii) Rājamahā-vihāra which may be the same as Rājasāla-vihāra to which Aggabodhi VIII (804-815) granted the village Cūlavāpiyagāma.

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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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