Mahatalitagama, aka: Mahatalita-gama, Mahātālitagāma; 2 Definition(s)


Mahatalitagama 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)

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A village in Uttaradesa, in Ceylon, where the Pandu king who invaded Ceylon in the reign of Sena I. occupied an armed camp. Cv.l.14.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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 geogprahy

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Mahātālitagāma is the name of a locality possibily corresponding with Matalagama, which is mentioned in the inscriptions at Haṅdagala Vihāra: the name of a district that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Haṅdagala Vihāra, 3 miles north-west of Ratmalegahevāva at the 12th mile on the Madavacciya-Horovapotāna road, is a picturesque site with numerous inscribed caves of the 2nd century B.C. to the 1st century. The place-names occurring in these inscriptions are, among others, Matalagama: this may be the same as Mahātālitagāma, north of Anurādhapura and on the Uttaradesa boundary, where the Pāṇḍyans inflicted their shattering defeat on the army of Sena I (831-855).

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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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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