Tissarama, Tissārāma: 2 definitions



Tissarama 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

1. Tissarama - Name given to the Mahameghavanarama (q.v.) (Mhv.xv.174, 179, 203), and also to Tissamaharama (q.v. ).2

2. Tissarama - A nunnery in Anuradhapura, built by Kassapa IV.

The nuns of Tissarama were entrusted with the care of the Bodhi tree and of the Maricavatti vihara. Cv.lii.24.

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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: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Tissārāma is the name of a convent (monastary for bhikkuṇis) built in the reign of Kassapa IV (898-914) in the Citadel (inner city) of Anurādhapura.—The nuns of Tissārāma were specially entrusted with the care of the Bodhi Tree at Maricavaṭṭi-vihāra. An inscription of Kassapa V (918) refers to the building of the Tisaram Nunnery on the Maṅgul-maha-veya by the general Sen. The cital (inner city) of Anurādhapura was included in Paṇḍukābhaya’s 4th-century layout of this town and featured gates on the cardinal faces. The town also included buildings such as the Tissārāma.

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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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