Vijjadhara, Vijjādhara, Vijja-dhara: 5 definitions


Vijjadhara 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.

India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Vijjādhara is a Pali word referring “a knower of charms” and is known in Sanskrit as Vidyādhara.

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Vijjādhara is the name of an ancient cave that once existed near Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—To north of the Ālāhana Pariveṇa were:—(i) Uttarārāma, now called Galvihāra, built by Parakkamabāhu I by breaking down the rock near the Mahāthūpa or Damila Thūpa and constructing 3 caves, (a) the Vijjādhara cave, (b) the cave with the Sedent Image, and (c) the cave with the Recumbent Image.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vijjadhara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vijjādhara : (adj.) a knower of charms; a sorcerer.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vijjādhara refers to: a knower of charms, a sorcerer J. III, 303, 529; IV, 496; V, 94; Miln. 153, 200, 267.

Note: vijjādhara is a Pali compound consisting of the words vijjā and dhara.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vijjadhara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vijjadhara (ವಿಜ್ಜಧರ):—[noun] a god belonging to a class 'ವಿದ್ಯಾಧರ [vidyadhara]'.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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