Mayura-parivena, Mayūra-parivena: 2 definitions



Mayura-parivena 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)

[«previous next»] — Mayura-parivena in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A building attached to the Mahavihara and built by King Buddhadasa.

Two villages, Samana and Golapanu, were given for its maintenance (Cv.xxxvii.172; also Cv. Trs.i.16, n.2.).

The building was twenty five cubits high; Dhatusena removed it and replaced it by a building twenty one cubits high (Cv.xxxviii.52).

It was restored by Mahanaga (Cv.xli.100), while Dathopatissa II. gave to it the village of Kesagama (Cv.xlv.28). v.l. Moraparivena.

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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 geography

[«previous next»] — Mayura-parivena in India history glossary
Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Mayūra-pariveṇa, Mora-pariveṇa or Monarapāya  is the name of a building at Mahāvihāra in Anurādhapura. Mayūra-pariveṇa is a Pāsāda 25 cubits high, was built by Buddhadāsa (337-365). It was dismantled and replaced by a Pāsāda 21 cubits high by Dhātusena (455-473) and was renovated by Mahānāga (569-571).

Mahāvihāra, also called the Tissārāma, was a region in the Southern Area of the city of Anurādhapura, founded in B.C. 246 by Devānaṃpiya Tissa and presented to the great Thera, Mahinda. Its territory (including Mayūra-pariveṇa) comprised the Jotivana (previously called Nandana) and Mahāmegha Parks, the area to south and south-east of the citadel.

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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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