Manikaragama, aka: Manikāragāma, Manikara-gama; 2 Definition(s)


Manikaragama 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 village in Ceylon near which Candamukhasiva constructed a tank, the revenues from which he gave to the Issarasamana vihara. Mhv.xxxv.47.

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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Maṇikāragāma is the name of a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Candamukha Siva (43-52) constructed and donated to Issarasamaṇa-vihāra at Anurādhapura the Maṇikāragāma tank: Maṇikārāma was near Issarasamana. An inscription of Sirināga II (240-242) at Issarasamaṇa-vihāra records the grant to the vihāra by Vohārika Tissa (209-231) of Maṇikara tank and Keṇahisa village, both situated in the western division. Māṇingamu is mentioned in a 10th century inscription and may be identical with Maṇikara: there are a villageand a tank now called Maṇingamuva about 9 miles from Anurādhapura on the Arippu road.

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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