Merukandara: 1 definition
Merukandara means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A district in Malaya (in Ceylon) often sought as a place of refuge - e.g., by Kassapa, son of Upatissa III. (Cv.xli.19); Jetthatissa, son of Asiggahaka Sanghatissa (Cv.xliv.28) and Potthakuttha (Cv.xlvii.58).
Vijayabahu I. gave Merukandara as dowry to his daughter, Yasodhara, who married Viravanna (Cv.lix.27).
The village of Vacavataka was in Merukandara. Cv.lxx.282.
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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