Nandigama, Nandigāma: 2 definitions



Nandigama 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, evidently near Kacchakatittha, on the Mahavalukanadi (MT.472). There was once a Damila stronghold there, guarded by Nandika. Dutthagamani killed Nandika and captured the fort (Mhv.xxv.14). Later, Subha erected a vihara there (Ibid.,xxxv.58.).

The stronghold is also mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxxii.44.

context information

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: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Nandigāma is the name of a village mentioned in the  “Māṅgallu grant of Amma II” (c. 945 A.D.). Nandigāma was a strategic area which played a big part in history.

These copper plates (mentioning Nandigāma) were dug up somewhere in the Nandigama Taluk, Krishna District. It records the gift, at the instance of a feudatory chief named Kākatya Guṇḍyana, of the village of Māṅgallu in favour of a Brāhmaṇa named Dommana.

India history book cover
context information

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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