Damavihara, aka: Dāmavihāra, Dama-vihara; 2 Definition(s)

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Damavihara 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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A parivena founded by Mahinda II. Cv.xlviii.133.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

Dāmavihāra is the name of an ancient locality that existed near Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Aggabodhi VII (772-777) ruled from Polonnaruva during the latter part of his reign and died there. Mahinda II (777-797) built the Sannīratittha-vihāra and added a Pariveṇa to the existing Dāma-vihāra, both at Polonnaruva.

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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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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