Mahagantota, Mahagantoṭa: 1 definition
Mahagantota means something in 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.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
Mahagantoṭa is another name for Kacchakatittha: a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Dvāramaṇḍalaka, also called Dovārikamaṇḍala or Vāramaṇḍala or Demiṭigama, was a village and sub-district close to Mihintale. It was 9 yojanas (70 to 85 miles) from Kacchakatittha (Mahagantoṭa). Near Dvāramaṇḍala was Hatthikkhandha-vihāra, in the eastern division of Rājaraṭṭha, built by Sūratissa (circa B.C. 200).
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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