Mangalapokkharani, aka: Mangala-pokkharani, Maṅgalapokkharaṇī; 4 Definition(s)


Mangalapokkharani 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)

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A bathing place in the garden of Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxxiii.110.

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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India history and geogprahy

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Maṅgalapokkharaṇī is the name of a pond that existed within Citadel (royal enclosing) of Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—On ground adjoining the Royal Enclosure, Parakkamabāhu laid out the Nandana Park in which were many varieties of fruit and flowering trees and the following structures:—(i) A Bath House with shower-baths and a (?) fountain; (ii) a Pavilion with pillars of sandalwood, containing an octagonal maṇḍapa resembling an ear-ornament; (iii) a maṇḍapa which had “the charm of a wreath of serpentine wanderings”; (iv) the Silāpokkharaṇī, now called Kumārapokuṇa; (v) the Nandāpokkharaṇī; (vi) a Pond holding perfumed water; (vii) the Vasanta cave; (viii) the Maṅgalapokkharaṇī. Later, the Nandana Park was extended, re-named Lakkhuyyāna and made over to the Saṅgha: two ponds below hollow rocks were constructed for the monks to bathe in.

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Maṅgalapokkharaṇī (मङ्गलपोक्खरणी) is the name of a river situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Maṅgalapokkharaṇī has been described in the Atthasālinī  that while he was sitting on the bank of the Maṅgalapokkharaṇī, the Buddha got the news of Rāhula’s death. Once the Buddha dwelt at Vaisālī in the Kūṭāgārasālā on the bank of the lake Markaṭa.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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maṅgalapokkharaṇī : (f.) royal bathing pond.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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