Malavatthu, aka: Mālavatthu; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A village in Rohana, given by Dappula to the Ariyakari vihara (Cv.xiv.60). It is mentioned (Cv.lxx.66) in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabahu I.

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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