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Uttaroliya, 1 Definition(s)

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Uttaroliya 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)

A village in Ceylon, in Rajarattha. Near it was Uttaroliyavapi. The Rasavahini has a story of a cowherd boy of the village who gave his rice cake to a pindaptaika thera. The monk developed arahantship before eating it. In his next birth the boy was born in the same village. By virtue of his merit, a treasure trove appeared in the lake, which no one could get except his mother. The king heard of it, and, having tested the truth of the story, gave it to the boy. Ras.ii.22f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Uttaroliya Vagga
The sixth section of the Rasavahini.

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