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Kathina Ceremony means something in 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.

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Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

Kathina Ceremony (robe offering ceremony) is special festival within traditional Buddhism, occurring any day of Śrāvaṇa.—Kathina Ceremony is held on any convenient date within one month of the conclusion of the Vāsa Retreat. Kathina Ceremony is the time of the year when new robes and other requisites may be offered by the laity to the monks.

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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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