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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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.

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rajayatana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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.

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context information

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.

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