Kukkutagiri, Kukkuṭagiri: 5 definitions

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Kukkutagiri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A place in Ceylon. Buddhaghosa says (SA.iii.50) that it was so called because it was there that Saddhatissas attendant, Tissa (see Tissa 43), refused to kill some pheasants and set them free at the risk of losing his own life.

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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 geography

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

Kukkuṭagiri is the name of a building at Mahāvihāra in Anurādhapura. The Kukkuṭagiri cells were built by Kaniṭṭha Tissa (167-186) on territory belonging to the Mahāvihāra and were donated to Abhayagiri-vihāra. Mahāsena (275-301) restored them. An inscription of Kassapa IV (898-914) says that the Maṅgul Pirivena was situated in the Kukulgiri row of Piriveṇas and that to it was attached the Vādārā Piriveṇa.

Mahāvihāra, also called the Tissārāma, was a region in the Southern Area of the city of Anurādhapura, founded in B.C. 246 by Devānaṃpiya Tissa and presented to the great Thera, Mahinda. Its territory (including Kukkuṭagiri) comprised the Jotivana (previously called Nandana) and Mahāmegha Parks, the area to south and south-east of the citadel.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kukkutagiri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukkuṭāgiri (कुक्कुटागिरि):—[=kukkuṭā-giri] [from kukkuṭa > kukkuṭ] m. Name of a mountain [gana] kiṃśulakādi.

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Kukkutagiri in German

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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 (even English!). 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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