Girinelavahanaka, aka: Girinelavāhanaka, Girinela-vahanaka; 2 Definition(s)


Girinelavahanaka 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 vihara to the north of Kandanagara, built by Suratissa. Mhv.xxi.6.

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

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Girinelavāhanaka is the name of an ancient locality in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—After the capture of Vijitanagara, Duṭṭhagāmaṇi advanced to Girilaka, also called Girinil-nuvara and Girinillankada, and fought a successful action there. (Girinelavāhanaka-vihāra, to the north of Kaṇḍanagara or Kandara, was built by Sūratissa early in 2nd B.C.).

Source: 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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