Mahummara, Mahummāra, Mahaummara, Mahāummara: 2 definitions


Mahummara 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A village in which Mahinda II. once occupied an armed camp (Cv.xlviii.120).

Later his son had a hand to hand fight there with Dappula, defeating him (Cv.xlviii.156).

The queen of Udaya I. gave the village for the maintenance of Jayasenapabbata vihara. Cv.xlix.24.

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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 geography

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Mahummāra or Mahāummara is the name of an ancient locality that existed since the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Kovilāragāma and Mahummāra or Mahāummara were close together and situated between Anurādhapura and the Mahavali Gaṅga. The latter village was granted to Jayasenapabbata-vihāra, built by the queen of Udaya I (797-01) for Damila bhikkhus.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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