Pancaparivenamula, Pañcapariveṇamūla: 2 definitions


Pancaparivenamula 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 in Ceylon.

At one time Abhaya was head of the monks there and interceded with the chief of the Kutharasabha in settling the differences between Kittisirimegha and the prince (who afterwards became Parakkamabahu I.) (Cv.lxvii.61).

A Pancaparivenadhipati was author of the Pali medical work, the Bhesajjamanjusa, in the reign of Parakkamabahu IV. of Jambuddoni. P.L.C.244.

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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

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Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Pañcapariveṇamūla possibly corresponds with Pañcavihāra: an ancient locality that existed in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Pañca-vihāra was 7 to 12 miles westward of Polonnaruva andwas probably the same as Pañcapariveṇamūla restored by Vijayabāhu I (1055-1110).

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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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