Nagasondi, Nāgasoṇḍi, Naga-sondi: 2 definitions



Nagasondi 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 bathing tank in Cetiyapabbata, restored by Aggabodhi I. (Cv.xlii.28). It is probably the modern Nagapokuna where, hewn in the face of the rock, the heads of a cobra (naga) seem to rise out of the water. (Cv.Trs.i.68, n.8)

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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

Nāgasoṇḍi or Nāgacatukka is the name of a pond that formed a principal part of the Cetiyapabbata Vihāra: a locality that once existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Nāgacatukka or Nāgasoṇḍi pond, used as a bathing tank by Mahinda thera and the monks of the Vihāra. Aggabodhi I (571-604) ensured a permanent supply of water for it. It is the present Nāgapokuṇa.

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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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