Vijjamandapa, aka: Vijjāmaṇḍapa, Vijja-mandapa; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A building in the Dipuyyana. It was built to demonstrate the various branches of science. Cv.lxxiii.115.

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

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Vijjāmaṇḍapa (विज्जामण्डप) is Pali refers to a “place of learning” and is known in the Sanskrit language as Vidyāmaṇḍapa.

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Vijjāmaṇḍapa is the name of a vimāna (built to show forth the various branches of science) and refers to one of the buildings of Dīppūyana: an ancient district of Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—[...] The most westerly part of the City was a Promontory which projected into Parakkamasamudda and was called the Dippuyana or “Island Garden”: on it were bathing pools, the Audience Hall, Council Chamber and other buildings, and it was territory reserved for the use of the king and the court. Adjoining it on the east was the Citadel or Royal Enclosure at the southern end of which stood the Palace. [...] The Dīppūyana was laid out by Parakkamabāhu I who built within it: [...] viz., the Vijjāmaṇḍapa, a vimāna built “to show forth the various branches of science”; [...].

Source: 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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