Mahavalukaganga, aka: Mahāvālukagaṅgā, Mahavaluka-ganga; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Mahavalukaganga is another name for Mahaganga: the chief river of Ceylon, the modern Mahaveliganga. Viewed from the city of Anuradhapura, the right bank was called paraganga and the left oraganga. The river was of great strategic importance, and is mentioned in various accounts of campaigns between opposing armies. It was always regarded as the boundary between North Ceylon, with Anuradhapura (and later, Pulatthipura) as the centre, and the South east province of Rohana.


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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