Lohitavahakhanda, Lohitavāhakhaṇḍa, Lohitavaha-khanda: 2 definitions



Lohitavahakhanda 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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

The field of battle on which Canda, son of Pandula, slew the five brothersof Suvannapali. Mhv.x.43.

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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

[«previous next»] — Lohitavahakhanda in India history glossary
Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Lohitavāhakhaṇḍa is the name of an ancient locality in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—[... see Girilaka... ] Aggabodhi II (604-614) built Giritata or Giritalā or Giritalāka tank and Parakkamabāhu I(1153-1186) restored it this is present Giritale tank. In all probability, all these variants stand for the same place, modern Giritale. Between Girikaṇḍa and the river, on Paṇḍukābhaya’s line of march; were (i) Kalahanagara, very probably present Kalahagala, 8 miles south of Polonnaruva, and (ii) Lohitavāhakhaṇḍa.

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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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