Pabbata-vihara, Pabbata-vihāra: 2 definitions

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Pabbata-vihara 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A monastery built by Moggallana 1. and given over to the Thera Mahanama of the Dighasana (? Dighasanda) vihara. Cv.xxxix.42.

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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

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Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Pabbata-vihāra is the name of a building 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 who lived in the Dīghāsana dwelling in the Mahāvihāra.

Anurādhapura (where Pabbata-vihāra was situated) was first founded as a village settlement in the second half of the 6th century B.C. by a Minister named Anurādha of the first, traditional King, Vijaya. The embellishment of the town with thūpas and vihāras began in the reign of Devānaṃpiya Tissa (B.C. 247-207).

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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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