Ganthakara-parivena, Ganthākara-pariveṇa: 2 definitions

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Ganthakara-parivena 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 dwelling attached to the Mahavihara at Anuradhapura, where Buddhaghosa stayed during his sojourn in Ceylon and where he wrote his Commentaries (Cv.xxxvii.243). The parivena was restored by Kassapa V. Cv.lii.57.

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

Ganthākara-pariveṇa is the name of a building at Mahāvihāra in Anurādhapura. The Ganthākara-pariveṇa which “lay far from all unquiet intercourse” was the abode of the renowned scholar Buddhaghosa in the 5th century. Kassapa V (914-923) restored it.

Mahāvihāra, also called the Tissārāma, was a region in the Southern Area of the city of Anurādhapura, founded in B.C. 246 by Devānaṃpiya Tissa and presented to the great Thera, Mahinda. Its territory (including Ganthākara-pariveṇa) comprised the Jotivana (previously called Nandana) and Mahāmegha Parks, the area to south and south-east of the citadel.

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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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