Jayaganga, Jayagaṅgā, Jaya-ganga: 2 definitions


Jayaganga 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A canal flowing from the Kalavapi to Anuradhapura. It was restored by Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxxix.58.

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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

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

Jaya-Gaṅgā is the name of an ancient river from the times of the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Dhātusena (455-473) built Kālavāpi, present Kalāvava, and Kālavāpi-vihāra. Twin with kalāvava was Balaluvava which still bears the same name, and was also built by Dhātusena. Presumably, though there is no statement to that effect, Dhātusena simultaneously built the Jaya-Gaṅgā, the artificial canal, now called Yoda-ala, which conveys water a distance of 55 miles from Kalāvava to Tissavava at Anurādhapura and irrigates a large area along its course.

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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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