Mahaparivena, aka: Maha-parivena, Mahāpariveṇa; 2 Definition(s)


Mahaparivena 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)

Mahaparivena in Theravada glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

A building attached to the Jetavana vihara at Anuradhapura (Cv.l.67). Aggabodhi I. built the Bhinnorudipa vihara and gave it, with endowments, to an incumbent of the Mahaparivena (Cv.xlii.26) while Aggabodhi VII. enlarged the parivena by the addition of a pasada (Cv.xlviii.65). This was later destroyed by fire and rebuilt by Sena I. (Cv.l.67).

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).

Discover the meaning of mahaparivena in the context of Theravada from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geogprahy

Mahaparivena in India history glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

Mahāpariveṇa is the name of a building which forms part of the Jetavanārāma temple complex situated in Anurādhapura.—The Mahā-pariveṇa or Ratna-mā-piriveṇa was probably built by Mahāsena (275-301), the founder of the Vihāra. Aggabodhi VI (733-772) added a Pāsāda to it. Sena I (833-853) rebuilt the Pāsāda after it had been destroyed by fire. In an inscription of Mahinda VI (956-972) at the so-called “Buddhist Railing” ruins, are mentioned the Water Pavilion at the Gate, the Ratna-mā-piriveṇa and the Senevirad college in Denā Rajamahavehera.

The Jetavanārāma complex (including Mahā-pariveṇa) was founded by Mahāsena (275-301) in the Jotivana Park on territory within the precincts of the Mahāvihāra. The king built it for the Mahāthera of Dakkhiṇa-vihāra. The Jetavanārāma monks were of the Sāgaliya sect which first established itself at Dakkhiṇa-vihāra in the year 253.

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
India history book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mahaparivena in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1577 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Mahendra (महेन्द्र) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter,...
1) Mahāpadma (महापद्म) is the name of a sacred spot mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Mahāpadma ...
Mahādeva.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘eleven’. Note: mahādeva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary”...
Mahākāla (महाकाल) is the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancien...
Mahābalā (महाबला) is another name for Vatsādanī, a medicinal plant identified with Cocculus hir...
Mahāmāyā (महामाया) is the mother of the Buddha and the sister of Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī, who was...
Mahābhūta (महाभूत) refers to “four great elements”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāra...
1) Mahāsena (महासेन).—Another name for Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 225, Verse...
Mahālakṣmī (महालक्ष्मी) is one of the epithets of Durgā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, cha...
Mahāvidyā (महाविद्या) or Mahāvidyāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of ...
Maheśvara (महेश्वर).—Another name of Śiva.
1) Mahānadī (महानदी).—A river, celebrated in the Purāṇas and flowing through the region Utkala ...
Mahārāja (महाराज) or Mahārājarasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volu...
mahā (महा).—a Great, big; a great one.
Mahābhārata (महाभारत) is the name of a Sanskrit text partly dealing with the ancient Indian sci...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: