Kusinaravihara, Kusinārāvihāra, Kusinara-vihara: 2 definitions
Kusinaravihara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A monastery built by Parakkamabahu I. in a suburb of Pulatthipura, called Sihapura. It consisted of three image houses, each containing three storeys, six pasadas, etc. Cv.lxxiii.152; lxxviii.84; also Cv.Trs.ii.18, n.3.
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).
India history and geography
Kusinārāvihāra or Kusinārā is the name of an ancient building that once existed near Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Parakkamabāhu I also built:—(i) Kapila or Kapilavastu-vihāra; (ii) Dakṣiṇārāma; (iii) Pacchimārāma; (iv) the Suluvādenige of gold; (v) Purvārāma; (vi) Atubadalena-vihāra; (vii) Isipatana-vihāra in the Rājavesibhujaṅga suburb; (viii) Kusinārā-vihāra in the Sīhapura suburb; (ix) Veluvana-vihāra in the Vijita suburb; and (x) between the Palace and the 3 suburbs, at each gāvuta (about 2miles), a vihāra with Sermon and Image Houses.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Vihara, Kusinara.
Full-text: Kusinara, Suluvadenige, Pacchimarama, Purvarama, Dakshinarama, Atubadalena, Isipatana, Isipatanavihara, Atubadalenavihara, Kapila, Kapilavastu, Kapilavastuvihara, Sihapura, Veluvana, Veluvanavihara.
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