Gotamakacetiya, Gotamaka-cetiya: 1 definition

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Gotamakacetiya means something in 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.

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Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Gotamakacetiya (गोतमकचेतिय) is the name of a temple (cetiya) situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The Buddha speaks very highly of the Cetiyas of Vesālī. They are: Udena, Gotamaka, Sattamba, Bahuputta, Sārandada and Cāpāla. In the Dīgha Nikāya we are told that to the east of Vesālī was the Udena Cetiya, to the south was the Gotamaka Cetiya, to the west was the Sattamba Cetiya, and to the north was the Bahuputta Cetiya.

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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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