Vankahara, Vangahara, Vaṅgahāra, Vaṅkahāra: 1 definition


Vankahara 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A district in India, the birthplace of the Theri Capa. ThigA.220; but see SNA.i.259, where the janapada is called Vanga, not Vankahara.

It was probably to the south of Magadha (Sisters.132f).

Upaka lived there for some time, first as an Ajivaka and later as Capas husband.

The place is said to have been infested with fierce flies. MA.i.388.

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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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