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Jalakataka 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: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Jalakataka is the name of a vehera that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Kosavakanda-vihāra about 2 miles south-east of Maradankaḍavala, is styled Milakatiśa-vihāra in a 2nd B.C. inscription there, but in a later 2nd century inscription it is named Jalakataka-vehera and the Darakaḍa tank is mentioned.

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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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