Mangula, aka: Maṅgula; 4 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Maṅgula or Makulaka is the name of an ancient Vihāra near Ariṭṭhagiri, that existed since the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Sūratissa, early in the 2nd century B.C. built Makulaka or Maṅgula-vihāra. In an inscription of 2nd B.C. at Riṭigala, the foundation of the village Ariṭa-mahāgāma is recorded; another inscription of 1st B.C. records the grant to Ariṭa-vihāra of Abadalaka tank. Lañjatissa (b.c 119-110) extended Ariṭṭha-vihāra. Sena I (831-851) built on Ariṭṭhagiri a large, well-equipped and richly endowed Vihāra for the Paṃsukūlika bhikkhus. In this king’s inscription at Kivulekaḍa he is styled the founder of Riṭigal-aram. The Sīgiri Graffitimention Riṭgal.

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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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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Maṅgula, (adj.) (cp. maṅgura) sallow; f. maṅgulī woman of sallow complexion S. II, 260=Vin. III, 107; Vin. III, 100. (Page 513)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṅgula (मङ्गुल).—An evil, a sin.

Derivable forms: maṅgulam (मङ्गुलम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṅgula (मङ्गुल).—see madgura.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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