Nigrodharama, aka: Nigrodhārāma, Nigrodha-arama; 2 Definition(s)
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A grove near Kapilavatthu, where a residence was provided for the Buddha when he visited the city in the first year after his Enlightenment (MA.i.289). It belonged to a Sakyan named Nigrodha, who gave it to the Order. In order to convince his proud kinsmen of his attainments, the Buddha performed there the Yamakapatihariya, and when, at the conclusion of the miracle a shower of rain fell, wetting only those who wished to be wetted, he related to them the Vessantara Jataka (Vin.i.82; J.i.88f.;vi.479; BuA.22; DhA.iii.163; also Mtu.iii.101, 107, 114,138,141, 179). It was during this visit that Mahapajapati Gotami first asked permission for women to enter the Order. This was refused, and from there the Buddha went on to Vesali (Vin.ii.253; A.iv.274). The Buddha stayed at the Nigrodharama on several other occasions, and several Vinaya rules are mentioned as being first promulgated there (E.g., Vin.iii.235, 244; iv.55, 101, 167, 181, 262, 314). Various Sakyans came to see the Buddha at the Nigrodh,arama, among them, Mahanama, Godha, Sarakani, Nandiya and Vappa (S.v.369 78; 395 7, 403 4, 408; A.ii.196; iii.284; iv.220; v. 83, 328, 332, 334). The Buddha himself visited Kaligodha during his residence there. It was during a discussion with Mahanama that the Cula Dukkhakkhandha Sutta (q.v.) was preached. During one of the Buddhas residences in Nigrodharama, the Sakyans invited him to consecrate their new Mote Hall, which he did by preaching there far into the night and then asking Moggallana to continue his discourse (S.iv.182ff.; also M.i.353, Sekha Sutta). On another occasion the Buddha is mentioned as having spent a period of convalescence at Nigrodharama (A.i.219f ); he was there also when the quarrel broke out between the Sakyans and the Koliyans regarding the water of the Rohini (SNA.i.357; but see J.v.413, where he is said to have been in Savatthi). It seems to have been the Buddhas custom, when staying at Nigrodharama, sometimes to spend the noonday siesta in the Mahavana near by (E.g., S.iii.91f).
Among others mentioned as having stayed at Nigrodharama are Anuruddha (DhA.iii.295) and Lomasakangiya. M.iii.200; a deva called Candana there taught him the Bhaddekaratta, Sutta. Is this Lomasakangiya the same as Lomavangisa, who is also mentioned (S.v.327) as having lived in Nigrodharama?
Near Nigrodharama was once the site of the dwelling of a hermit (isi) called Kanha. The Buddha, remembering this, once smiled, and, when asked the reason for his smile, related the Kanha Jataka (J.iv.6).
There is a tradition (CypA.1,7; BuA.3) that the Cariya Pitaka and the Buddhavamsa were preached by the Buddha to Sariputta during his first stay in Nigrodharama. It was probably there that Anuruddhas sister built, at his request, an assembly hall of two storeys for the Sangha (DhA.iii.295f).Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
India history and geogprahy
Nigrodhārāma (निग्रोधाराम) is the name of a monastery (ārāma) situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Nigrodhārāma was at Rājagaha.Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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.
Full-text (+7): Ghataya, Nyagrodhika, Sakka Sutta, Kankheyya Sutta, Kalakhemaka, Lomasa Vangisa, Gilayana Sutta, Kali Sutta, Cula Dukkhakkhandha Sutta, Dakkhinavibhanga Sutta, Kaligodha, Devasabha, Mahanama Sutta, Pindolya Sutta, Cariyapitaka, Mahasunnata Sutta, Madhupindika Sutta, Kanha Jataka, Bhaddekaratta Sutta, Lomasakangiya.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 1 - Preaching to the Sakyan Prince Mahānāma < [Chapter 33 - The Buddha’s Fifteenth Vassa at Kapilavatthu]
Part 2 - Prince Suppabuddha swallowed by The Earth < [Chapter 33 - The Buddha’s Fifteenth Vassa at Kapilavatthu]
Part 3 - The Buddha’s Answers to Sakka’s Four Questions < [Chapter 33 - The Buddha’s Fifteenth Vassa at Kapilavatthu]
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 4 - From Arama to Vihara < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 4: The Buddha stretches out his tongue and smiles a third time < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)