Viharabija, aka: Vihārabīja; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Viharabija 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)

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A village in Ceylon from which five hundred young men entered the Order on the occasion of the enshrinement of the Buddhas collar bone in the Thuparama. Mhv.xvii.59.

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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India history and geogprahy

Vihārabīja is the name of a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Vihārabīja or Vihirabija was a sub-district close to and south of Anurādhapura. 500 young men from this area received the pabbajā from Mahinda Thera. In it were:—(i) Muḍagutika or Muṭigutika tank; and (ii) Visalagamika.

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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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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Mutigutika
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Visalagamika
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Vihirabija
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