Kalmashadamya, Kalmāṣadamya: 2 definitions


Kalmashadamya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kalmāṣadamya can be transliterated into English as Kalmasadamya or Kalmashadamya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (Abhidharma)

Kalmāṣadamya (कल्माषदम्य) is the name of a village where king Kalmāṣapāda was tamed, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VII).—“The village where this man-eater was tamed was called Kalmāṣadamya (in Pāli, Kammāsadamma). It is situated in the land of the Kurus, and the Buddha preached several important sūtras there”,

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kalmāṣadamya (कल्माषदम्य).—(= Pali Kammāsadamma), name of a town in the Kuru country, home of Mākandika (as of Māgandiya in Pali): Divyāvadāna 515.13 ff.

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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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