Ramma, aka: Rammā; 4 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Ramma. One of the chief lay patrons of Sobhita Buddha. Bu.vii.23; but see Sobhita.

2. Ramma. Son of Paduma Buddha in his last lay life. He joined the Order and later became an arahant. Eighty crores of beings realized the Truth when the Buddha preached to him. Bu.ix.5,18; BuA.147.

3. Ramma. One of the chief lay patrons of Vessabhu Buddha. Bu.xxii.25.

4. Ramma, Rammaka. The name of Benares, at the time recorded in the Yuvanjaya Jataka. J.iv.119ff.

5. Ramma, Rammavati. The city of birth of Dipankara Buddha. It was while Dipankara was on a visit to this city that Sumedha met him and was declared by him to be a Bodhisatta. At that time the Buddha was living in a monastery called Sudassana mahavihara. J.i.11, 13, 29; iv.119; DhA.i.69; Bu.ii.207; BuA. 65 calls it Rammavati.

6. Ramma. A nine storied palace occupied by Gotama Buddha in his last lay life. BuA.230; Bu. (xxvi.14) calls it Rama.

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. One of the chief lay women supporters of Siddhattha Buddha. Bu.xvii.20.

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

Ramma is another name for Benares (viz., Bārāṇasī), the capital of Kāsī: one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—In the Aṅguttara Nikāya Kāsī is included in the list of sixteen Mahājanapadas. Its capital was Bārāṇasī (mod. Benares) which had other names as well, viz. Surundhana, Sudassana, Brahmavaddhana, Pupphavatī, Ramma and Molinī. The extent of the city is mentioned as 12 yojanas whereas Mithilā and Indapatta were each only seven leagues in extent.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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ramma : (adj.) charming; enjoyable.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ramma, (adj.) (grd. of ramati) enjoyable, charming, beautiful Sn. 305; ThA. 71 (v. 30); Mhvs 1, 73; 14, 47; Sdhp. 248, 512. (Page 565)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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