Sonagiri, Soṇagiri, Sona-giri, Sonnagiri, Sonna-giri, Soṇṇagiri: 2 definitions

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Sonagiri 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

Soṇagiri or Soṇṇagiri.—A mountain district in Ceylon. King Mahaculi Mahatissa once worked in a sugar mill there for three years in order to earn money wherewith to give alms (Mhv.xxxiv.4). Near Sonnagiri was the Pipphali vihara (VibhA.439).

According to the Mahavamsatika (MT.624; see also Mhv.Trs.238, n.1), Sonnagiri was part of the Ambatthakola range.

 

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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 geography

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Soṇagiri is another name for the Arunachaleswara Temple in Thiruvannamalai (Tiruvaṇṇāmalai) refers to one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—The Śaivite puṇya-sthala (holy place) Aruṇācaleśvar Temple is in Tiruvaṇṇāmalai District. The town stands at an elevation of 266 ft (79.80M) above sea level. According to Narayanaswamy, this sthala is also known by the names Aruṇagiri, Aṇṇāmalai, Aruṇāchalam, Aruṇai, Soṇagiri, and Soṇācalam. All these names signify the Fire Mountain. The very hill called Aṇṇāmalai or the Great Mountain is worshipped as the liṅga. The sthala is famous as it is considered the seat of Jyoti or teyu-liṅga (one of the five sacred liṅgas). The Aruṇācaleśvar Temple is one of the biggest temples in Tamilnadu.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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