Pathamacetiya, aka: Pathama-cetiya, Paṭhamacetiya; 3 Definition(s)

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Pathamacetiya 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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A cetiya built by Devanampiyatissa, on the spot where Mahinda alighted on his first visit to Anuradhapura and the kings palace. Mhv.xiv.45; xx.20; Sp.i.79. One of the eight Bodhi saplings was planted there. Mhv.xix.61.

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

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Paṭhama-cetiya is the name of a building built by Devānaṃpiya-tissa (B.C. 247-207) and was situated in the eastern area of Anurādhapura.—Paṭhama-cetiya was built by Devānaṃpiya-tissa by the east gate of the Citadel. A sapling of the Bodhi Tree was planted there.

Anurādhapura (where Paṭhama-cetiya was situated) was first founded as a village settlement in the second half of the 6th century B.C. by a Minister named Anurādha of the first, traditional King, Vijaya. The embellishment of the town with thūpas and vihāras began in the reign of Devānaṃpiya Tissa (B.C. 247-207).

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Paṭhamacetiya (पठमचेतिय) is the name of a temple (cetiya) as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Paṭhama-cetiya (cf. Mahāvaṃsa) was situated outside the eastern gate of the city of Anurādhapura, Ceylon.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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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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