Kukkutarama, Kukkutārāma, Kukkuṭārāma, Kukkuta-arama: 6 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Kukkutarama - A monastery in Kosambi, built by the setthi Kukkuta (q.v.). DA.i.318, etc.

2. Kukkutarama - A pleasaunce in Pataliputta. It was evidently the residence of monks from very early times, probably, for some time, of the Buddha himself. The Mahavagga (Vin.i.300) mentions the names of several theras who lived there: Nilavasi, Sanavasi, Gopaka, Bhagu, Phalikasandana. The Samyutta Nikaya (S.v.15f; 171f) records several discussions which took place there between Ananda and Bhadda. It may have been a favourite resort of Ananda, for we find the householder Dasama of Atthakanagara going there to enquire as to his whereabouts (A.v.342; M.i.349). It was also (probably at a later date) the residence of Narada who converted King Munda (A.iii.57f), and afterwards of Sonaka, the upajjhaya of Siggava, and of Candavajji, the teacher Mogaliputta Tissa (Mhv.v.122). Buddhaghosa mentions (MA.ii.571; AA.ii.866) that the Kukkutarama was made by Kukkuta Setthi, but gives no further particulars. Here there is probably some confusion with the arama of the same name at Kosambi. Hiouen Thsang (Beal: op. cit.ii, 95) says that the Kukkutarama was to the southeast of the old city of Pataliputta and was built by Asoka when he first became a convert to the Buddhas religion. It was a sort of first fruit and a pattern of majestic construction. Only the foundation of the building was left at the time of Hiouen Thsangs visit. It is probable that this account refers to the Asokarama which Asoka built as the first of his Buddhist structures, and that the Asokarama was constructed on the site of the old Kukkutarama. It is significant that the Pali books, in recording Asokas doings, make no mention of a Kukkutarama existing in his time, though the Sanskrit texts, the Divyavadana (E.g., pp.381f, 430ff; see also Smith: Asoka, 183, 193f), for instance, makes frequent reference to it. If the conjecture made above, namely that the Asokarama replaced the Kukkutarama, be correct, it may have been that the place was known by both names in Asokas time.

3. Kukkutarama - See Kukkutagiri parivena.

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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: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Kukkuṭārāma (कुक्कुटाराम) is the name of a monastery (ārāma) situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Kukkuṭārāma was at Pāṭaliputta.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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»] — Kukkutarama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kukkuṭārāma (कुक्कुटाराम).—(m.) = Kurku°, q.v.: Svay 19.8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukkuṭārāma (कुक्कुटाराम):—[from kukkuṭa > kukkuṭ] m. Name of a grove (celebrated hermitage near Gayā), [Buddhist literature]

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Kukkutarama 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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