Jatiyavana, Jatiya-vana, Jātiyāvana, Jātiyavana: 2 definitions


Jatiyavana 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A grove near Bhaddiya.

The Buddha, when once staying there, laid down a rule about the use of slippers by monks (Vin.i.189f; DhA.iii.451). There the banker Mendaka visited him and provided meals for him and the monks (DhA.iii.363; Vin.i.242f). Mendakas grandson, Uggaha, did likewise (A.iii.36f).

The Buddha once stayed in Jatiyavana for three months, waiting for the ripening of Bhaddajis wisdom, ready for his conversion (J.ii.331; ThagA.i.286).

The Sutta Vibhanga (Vin.iii.37f) contains the story of an arahant on whom a woman committed a misdemeanour while he was sleeping in Jatiyavana.

Buddhaghosa (AA.ii.597) says that the grove formed part of a forest track extending up to the Himalaya.

context information

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

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Jātiyavana (जातियवन) is the name of a forest 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).—Jātiyavana is in the country of the Bhaddiyas (Aṅguttara, Vol. III, p. 36).

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context information

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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