Hatthikkhandha, Hatthin-kkhandha: 3 definitions

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Hatthikkhandha 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.

India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Hatthikkhandha in India history glossary
Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Hatthikkhandha is the name of a vihāra 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).

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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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hatthikkhandha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hatthikkhandha : (m.) the back of an elephant.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Hatthikkhandha refers to: the shoulder or back of an elephant J.I, 313; Mhvs VI, 24. PvA.75. 178.

Note: hatthikkhandha is a Pali compound consisting of the words hatthin and kkhandha.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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