Silakuta, Sila-kuta, Sīlakūṭa: 3 definitions


Silakuta 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The summit of the Missakapabbata in Ambatthala. It was there that Mahinda alighted on his arrival in Ceylon (Mhv.xiii.20). In the time of Kakusandha Buddha, it was called Devakuta; in the time of Konagamana, Sumanakuta; in the time of Kassapa, Subhakuta. Dpv.xvii.14.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śilā-kūṭa.—(EI 1), a stone-cutter; cf. Śilā-kuṭṭa. Note: śilā-kūṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Sīlakūṭa (सीलकूट) is the name of a mountain as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Sīlakūṭa (cf. Dīpavaṃsa and Mahāvaṃsa) is the Northern peak of the Mihintale mountain, Ceylon.

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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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