Senaninigama, Senānīnigama: 1 definition



Senaninigama 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 village in which Senani lived. It was the residence also of his daughter Sujata, who gave milk rice to the Buddha. It was near Uruvela and on the banks of the Neranjara (J.i.68).

The name seems originally to have been Senanigama (E.g., S.i.106; Vin.i.21; M.i.166, 240).

Buddhaghosa himself does not seem to have been sure of the spelling. He says (SA.i.135) it was so called because it was occupied by soldiers at the beginning of the kappa (pathamakappikanam senaya nivitthokase patitthitagamo) or because it was the village of Sujatas father Senani (Sujataya va pitu Senani nama nigamo).

The Lalitavistara (p.311, (248)) calls it Senapatigrama.

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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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