Manyagama, Manyāgāma: 2 definitions


Manyagama 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 the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxx. 133, 134.

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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

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Manyāgāma is the name of a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—To oppose Parakkamabāhu’s forces who crossed the Kalā Oya and took up position at Aṅgamu (see above), Gajabāhu's troops engaged them at Senāgāma but were defeated. Parakkamabāhu's troops then continued their advance towards Anurādhapura and successively captured:—(i) Manyāgāma; (ii) Mita; (iii) Sūkaragāma; (iv) Terigāma (see Teragama); and (v) Badarībhātikamāna, a few miles from Anurādhapura.

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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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