Padirattha, aka: Padīrattha, Padīraṭṭha, Padi-rattha; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A district in Ceylon, where Magha and Jayabahu set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.16; see also lxxxviii.64; and Cv.Trs.ii.149, n. 9.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

Padīraṭṭha is the name of an ancient district (raṭṭha) that existed near the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Nissaṅka Malla (1187-1196) decreed Padīvāpi a sanctuary for animals. The surrounding district was known as Padī-raṭṭha and was in Uttarapassa (the northern province). A 10th century inscription at Moragoḍa, near Padaviya, mentions the sub-district Pādinnaru-kuliya, the local area around Moragoḍa and the tank. In the reign of Parakkamabāhu II (1236-1271) Padīraṭṭha was under occupation by Tamil invaders, but his successor, Vijayabahu IV (1271-1273) brought over to his side the Sinhalese dwelling there.

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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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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