Pakudhanagara: 1 definition


Pakudhanagara means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 city, evidently in Burma, once the centre of great literary activity. See Gv. 65; but elsewhere (Gv.67), the works attributed to the residents of Pakudhanagara are stated to have been written in Kancipura. See also Gv. 75, where reference is made to a Makuranagara, v.l. Pakuta. Perhaps this is the same as Pakudha.

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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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