Kuraraghara: 2 definitions



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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Kuraraghara in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A town in Avanti.

It was the residence of Katiyani, Kali, Sona Kutikanna, among others.

Near it was the Papata pabbata. (SA.ii.188; UdA.307; DhA.iv.101; AA.i.246, etc.)

Maha Kaccana also lived there. v.l. Kulaghara.

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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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

1) Kuraraghara (कुररघर) refers to one of the important cities of Avanti: one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the 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).—Avanti is mentioned in the Aṅguttara Nikāya as one of the sixteen great Janapadas. Among other cities of Avanti referred to in Buddhist and Jain works, mention may be made of Kuraraghara and Sudarsanapura.

2) Kuraraghara (कुररघर) or Kuraragharapabbata is also the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India.—The Kuraraghara pabbata is in Avanti. Mahākaccāna once dwelt in this mountain.

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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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