Virankurarama, Vīraṅkurārāma: 2 definitions

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Virankurarama 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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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A monastery in Abhayagiri vihara; it was built by Sena I. Cv.l.68.

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

Vīrankurārāma or Vīrānkura is the name of a building (allied to Mulaso-vihāra) built during the reign of Sena I (833-853) and forms part of the Abhayagiri-vihāra temple complex situated in Anurādhapura.—The Abhayagiri-vihāra complex (including Vīrankurārāma) was founded in March, B.C. 89, by king Vaṭṭagāmaṇi Abhaya who demolished a Nigaṇṭha (Jain) shrine called Titthārāma, built by Paṇḍukābhaya in the 4th century B.C., and erected, on its site, a vihāra of 12 cells.

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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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