Kasigama, Kasinigama, Kāsigāma, Kāsinigama: 1 definition



Kasigama means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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

Probably the actual name of the village in Kasi which was given by Mahakosala to his daughter when she married Bimbisara. The village produced a revenue of one hundred thousand, and was given to the queen for her bath and perfume money. After Bimbisaras death, Pasenadi withdrew the gift from Ajatasattu, which act was the cause of a war between the two. Later, when Pasenadis daughter Vajira was married to Ajatasattu, the village was given back as part of her dowry. J.ii.403; iv.342; S.i.82ff; SA.i.110, 120f; AA.ii.833; DhA.iii.259.

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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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