Dvaramandala, Dvāramaṇḍala, Dvara-mandala: 3 definitions


Dvaramandala 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 in Ceylon. When Pandukabhaya was young, he lay there in concealment and escaped various attempts on his life (Mhv.x.1; Dpv.x.9). It was near the Cetiyapabbata, and Kundali, friend of Dighabhaya, lived there (Mhv.xxiii.23). Five hundred young men from this village were ordained by Mahinda (Mhv.xvii.59).

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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 geography

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

Dvāramaṇḍala or Dvāramaṇḍalaka is the name of a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Dvāramaṇḍalaka, also called Dovārikamaṇḍala or Vāramaṇḍala or Demiṭigama, was a village and sub-district close to Mihintale. It was 9 yojanas (70 to 85 miles) from Kacchakatittha (Mahagantoṭa). Near Dvāramaṇḍala was Hatthikkhandha-vihāra, in the eastern division of Rājaraṭṭha, built by Sūratissa (circa B.C. 200).

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Dvāramaṇḍala (द्वारमण्डल) is the name of a locality as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Dvāramaṇḍala is mentioned in the Mahāvaṃsa. It is near the Cetiyapabbata mountain (Mihintale), east of Anurādhapura.

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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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