Hatthigama, Hatthigāma, Hatthi-gama: 2 definitions
Hatthigama 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A village on the road from Vesali to Bhoganagara.
It was the residence of Ugga gahapati and is described as a village of the Vajjians.
The Buddha stayed there and was visited by Ugga (A.iv.212; AA.i.214; S.iv.109).
On his last journey he again rested in the village. D.ii.123.
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).
India history and geogprahySource: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Hatthigāma (हत्थिगाम) is the name of an ancient village situated between Rājagaha and Kusāvati or Kusīnārā: an ancient capital of Malla: one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the 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).—In the Mahāparinibbāna Suttanta we find an account of the Buddha’s journey from Rājagaha to Kusīnārā. We are also told of halting places, the list of which is given in order with important events, viz., Hatthigāma.
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Biography (7): Uggata, the Householder < [Chapter 45a - The Life Stories of Male Lay Disciples]
Brahmacariya-Pañcama Sīla < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)
A Brief Outline of Buddhism (by U Po Sa)