Padumanahanakottha, Padumanahānakoṭṭha, Paduma-nahanakottha: 2 definitions


Padumanahanakottha 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 bathing pool in the form of a lotus, built in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.

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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: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Padumanahānakoṭṭha is the name of an ancient stone pond that once existed in the complex of Jetavanārāma, situated near Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—To north of the Ālāhana Pariveṇa were:—[...] Jetavanārāma, the largest monastic establishment at Polonnaruva, built by Parakkamabāhu I. It comprised:—(a) the Tivaṅka Image House for the Tivaṅka Image, now popularly known as Demala-mahasāya; (b) a beautiful, circular Temple of stone for the Tooth Relic: this is the circular ruin to south of the Tivaṅka Image House; (c) 8 stone ponds, of which 4 are named:—Vaṭṭanahānakoṭṭha, Guhānahānakoṭṭha, Padumanahānakoṭṭha, the present Lotus Bath, and Bhaddanahānakoṭṭha; (d) a vast Pāsāda for the Mahāthera Sāriputta; and (e) several other smaller buildings. The Nammadā, canal branched off from the Candabhāgā canal by the corner of Jetavanārāma.

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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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