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Jotivana, 1 Definition(s)


Jotivana means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

The name given to the Nandanavana in Anuradhapura after Mahinda had preached there, converting a large number of people (Sp.i.82: Mhv.xv.202). It was situated immediately before the south gate of the city (Ibid., 1, 7, 8). It was included in the boundaries of the Mahavihara and, later, Mahasena built the Jetavana vihara in Jotivana (Mhv.xxxvii.33).

It is said (DA.i.131; see also Cv.xxxvii.65; lii.59) that when Mahinda preached at Jotivana there was an earthquake.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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