Sangiti, aka: Saṅgīti, Saṅgītī; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Sangiti in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Saṅgītī (सङ्गीती).—In the Gayāśilā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 48.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Pali-English dictionary

Sangiti in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

saṅgīti : (f.) rehearsal; a convocation of the Buddhist clergy in order to settle questions of doctrine.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Saṅgīti, (f.) (fr. saṃgāyati; BSk. saṅgīti Divy 61) 1. a song, chorus, music J. I, 32 (dibba°); VI, 528 (of birds).—2. proclamation (cp. saṅgara), rehearsal, general convocation of the Buddhist clergy in order to settle questions of doctrine and to fix the text of the Scriptures. The first Council is alleged to have been held at Rājagaha, Vin. II, 284 sq.; Dpvs. IV, ; Mhvs III, ; DA. I, 2 sq.; SnA 67, 483. The second Council at Vesāli Vin. II, 294 sq.; Dpvs. IV, 27 sq.; Mhvs. IV, ; the third at Pāṭaliputta, Dpvs VII. 34 sq.; Mhvs. V, 268 sq. A Council of heretics, the so-called Mahāsaṅgīti, is mentioned Dpvs. V, 31 sq. ‹-› 3. text rehearsed, recension Vin. II, 290; DA. I, 17; Miln. 175 (dhamma°); text, formula Vin. I, 95; II, 274, 278. On the question of the Councils see especially Franke J. P. T. S. 1908, 1 sq.

—kāra editor of a redaction of the Holy Scriptures SnA 42 sq. , 292, 394, 413 sq. , 504 and passim; PvA. 49, 70, etc. —kāraka id J. I, 345 —kāla the time of the redaction of the Pāli Canon, or of (one of them, probably the last) the Council Tikp 241; SnA 580; VvA. 270. —pariyāya the discourse on the Holy Text D. III, 271 (Rh. D. “scheme of chanting together”). (Page 666)

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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