Mahissati, Māhissatī, Māhissati: 1 definition



Mahissati 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A city in the Buddhas day, mentioned as lying on the route from Bavaris hermitage to Savatthi (SN. vs. 1011).

According to the Mahagovinda Sutta (D.ii.) it was the capital of Avanti and was founded at the same time as Campa.

It was probably the capital of Southern Avanti, Avanti Dakkhinapatha, the capital of Northern Avanti being Ujjeni.

In the Mahabharata (ii.31, 10) Avanti and Mahismati are spoken of as two different countries.

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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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