Pabbata: 4 definitions


Pabbata 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

1. Pabbata. A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a nominal list. M.iii.70.

2. Pabbata. The name of the Bodhisatta in the time of Konagamana Buddha. He was king of Mithila and entertained the Buddha and his monks. J.i.43; BuA.9; Bu.xxiv.215.

3. Pabbata. A sage, the chief disciple of Sarabhanga. For details see the Indriya Jataka. (J.iii.463ff.; see also J.v.133, 151). Pabbata is identified with Anuruddha.

4. Pabbata. A minister of Vattagamani, who built a monastery called Pabbatarama, which he presented to Kupikkala Maha Tissa. Mhv.xxxiii.91.

5. Pabbata. A Lankapura who fought against Parakkamabahu 1. and was captured alive. Cv.lxxv.180, 184.

6. Pabbata. A class of gods (Pabbata) mentioned with the Naradas (SN.vs.543). The Commentary says (SNA.ii.435) that they were wise (pannavanto).

Pabbata Vagga. The first chapter of the Bojjhanga Samyutta. S.v.63ff.

1. Pabbata Sutta. The sala trees on the Himalaya grow in branch, leaf and flower, in bark and shoots, in softwood and pith; similarly the folk in a devout mans house grow in faith, virtue and wisdom. A.i.152.

2. Pabbata Sutta. An aeon is longer than the time taken by a man to waste away a mountain one league high, one long, and one wide, by stroking it once in every hundred years with a Kasi cloth. S.ii.181.

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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

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Pabbata is the name of a vihāra built by Moggallāna I (491-508) and was situated in an unknown area of Anurādhapura.—Moggallāna I built Pabbata-vihāra and granted it to Mahānāma Thera.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pabbata : (m.) a mountain; rock.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pabbata, (Vedic parvata, fr. parvan, orig. knotty, rugged, massive) (1) a mountain (-range), hill, rock S. I, 101, 102, 127, 137; II, 32, 185, 190; A. I, 243; II, 140; IV, 102 (dhūpāyati); Sn. 413, 417, 543, 958, 1014; Nd1 466; Dh. 8, 127 (°ānaṃ vivaro)=PvA. 104; Dh. 188 (n. pl. °āni), 304; DA. I, 209; Miln. 346 (dhamma°); PvA. 221 (aṅgāra°) Sdhp. 352, 545, 574.—The 7 mountains round Veḷuvana are enumerated at J. V, 38.—Names of some (real or fictitious) mountains, as found in the Jātaka literature: Cakkavāḷa J. VI, 282; Caṇḍoraṇa J. IV, 90; Canda J. IV, 283; V, 38, 162; Daṇḍaka-hirañña J. II, 33; Daddara J. II, 8; III, 16; Nemindhara J. VI, 125; Neru J. III, 247; V, 425; Paṇḍava Sn. 417; SnA 382 sq.; Mahāneru J. IV, 462; Mahindhara Vv 3210 (cp. VvA. 136); Meru J. I, 25; IV, 498; Yugandhara PvA. 137; Rajata J. I, 50; Vipula J. VI, 518; Sineru S. II, 139; J. I, 48 & passim; Suvaṇṇa J. I, 50; VI, 514 (°giritāla).—(2) (cp. Sk. pārvata mountainous) a mountaineer Miln. 191.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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