Parakkamasagara, Parakkamasāgara, Parakkama-sagara: 2 definitions



Parakkamasagara 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)

[«previous next»] — Parakkamasagara in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A tank built by Parakkamabahu I. It was connected with the Karaganga by the Godavari Canal. Cv.lxxix.28,67.

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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

[«previous next»] — Parakkamasagara in India history glossary
Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Parakkamasāgara or Matisāgara is the name of an ancient tank that existed in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—There were two other large tanks which bore the king’s name. One was Parakkamatālaka: the scanty information available aboutit does not admit of its identification. The other was Parakkamasāgara or Matisāgara which, like Parakkamasamudda, was filled by the waters of the Kāra-Gaṅgā (Amban-Gaṅga) by means of a canal named Godāvarī. From the Ākāsa-Gaṅga a branch flowed far to the northward and this branch was, in all probability, the Godāvarī canal. Parakkamasagara appears, therefore, to have been a reservoir situated to the north of Polonnaruva, between Parakkamasamudda and the Miṇṇeri Oya.

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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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