Mahisamandala, Mahisamaṇḍala: 2 definitions


Mahisamandala means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A country, converted by the Thera Mahadeva, who preached there the Devaduta Sutta (Mhv.xii.4, 29; Dpv. viii.5; Sp.i.63).

The country is generally regarded as the modern Mysore. v.l. Mahimsamandala.

But see J. R.A.S.1910, 429ff., where the author says that Mahissati was its capital and that it was an island in the Narbada River; see also Mhv.Trs.84, n.5.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mahisamaṇḍala : (nt.) name of a country, present Mysore.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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