Jalagama, aka: Jālagāma, Jala-gama, Jalāgama, Jala-agama; 3 Definition(s)

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Jalagama means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

[Jalagama in Theravada glossaries]

See Valagama ??.

(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

[Jalagama in India history glossaries]

Jālagāma is the name of a vihāra that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Jalagamaka is a tank donated to Abhayagiri-vihāra: Mahācūlī Mahātissa (B.C. 77-63) built Jālagāma-vihāra, also called Vālagāma.

(Source): archive.org: 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Jalagama in Sanskrit glossaries]

Jalāgama (जलागम).—rain; तपति प्रावृषि सुतरामभ्यर्ण- जलागमो दिवसः (tapati prāvṛṣi sutarāmabhyarṇa- jalāgamo divasaḥ) Ratn.3.1.

Derivable forms: jalāgamaḥ (जलागमः).

Jalāgama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and āgama (आगम).

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Jalāgama (जलागम).—the rainy season; सरस्तदा मानसं तु ववृधे जलदागमे (sarastadā mānasaṃ tu vavṛdhe jaladāgame) Rām.7.12.26. °आभ (ābha) a. black, dark. °कालः (kālaḥ) the rainy season. °क्षयः (kṣayaḥ) autumn.

Derivable forms: jalāgamaḥ (जलागमः).

Jalāgama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and āgama (आगम).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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