Sejalaka; 2 Definition(s)
Sejalaka 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A vihara to the cast of Anuradhapura, built by Mahallaka Naga. v.l. Pejalaka. Mhv.xxxv.124.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
India history and geogprahy
Sejalaka is the name for a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—To east of Anuradhapura were:—(i) Acchagallaka-vihāra, near Dahegallaka or Rahagallaka, built by Sūratissa (circa B.C. 200); and (ii) Sejalaka or Pejalaka or Sajīlakandārāma founded by Mahāllaka Naga (136-143).Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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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