Rajayatana, Rājāyatana, Raja-ayatana: 3 definitions
Rajayatana 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
The name of a tree, at the foot of which the Buddha received a gift of wheat and honey from the merchants Tapassu and Bhallika in the eighth week after the Enlightenment (Vin.i.3f.; J.i.80; BuA.p.9.).
A thupa was later erected on the site of the tree. Beal, op. cit., 129.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
rājāyatana : (m.) the tree Budhanania Latifolia.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Rājāyatana refers to: N. of a tree: “Kingstead tree, ” the royal tree (as residence of a king of fairies), Buchanania latifolia Vin. I, 3 sq. (where MVastu III, 303 reads kṣīrikā, i.e. milk-giving tree); J. I, 80; IV, 361 sq.; DhsA. 35; VbhA. 433 (°cetiya).
Note: rājāyatana is a Pali compound consisting of the words rājā and āyatana.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Raja, Ayatana.
Starts with: Rajayatana Cetiya, Rajayatanadhatu.
Full-text: Samiddhisummana, Unnalomaghara, Rajayatanadhatu, Citakapujaka, Nagadipa, Tapassu, Bhallika, Ajapala Nigrodha, Uruvela, Naga.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Rajayatana, Rājāyatana, Raja-ayatana, Rājā-āyatana; (plurals include: Rajayatanas, Rājāyatanas, ayatanas, āyatanas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 7 - The Week at Rājāyatana Tree (Rājāyatana Sattāha) < [Chapter 8 - The Buddha’s stay at the Seven Places]
Part 1 - Reflections on the profundity of the Dhamma < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 4 - Buddha’s Visits to Sihala (Sri Lanka) and Nagadipa < [Chapter 26 - The Buddha’s Eighth Vassa at the Town of Susumaragira]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
At the Rājāyatana tree < [1. Going forth (Pabbajjā)]
The story of one suspended for not seeing an offence < [1. Going forth (Pabbajjā)]
On the invitation of Brahmā < [1. Going forth (Pabbajjā)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 6 - The 57 days between Buddha’s enlightenment and his first sermon < [Chapter XIII - The Buddha-fields]
Amaravati Art in the Context of Andhra Archaeology (by Sreyashi Ray chowdhuri)
Offering of food by Trapusa and Bhallika < [Chapter 3 - Amarāvatī and the Formative Stage of the Buddhist Art]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
Stupas in Orissa (Study) (by Meenakshi Chauley)