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Ajapāla-nigrodha

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A banyan tree not far from the Bodhi Tree, located in Uruvelā on the banks of the Nairañjanā river. The Buddha spent a week meditating under it shortly after his awakening and revisited the...

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Anurādhapura

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Capital of Sri Lanka until 10th cent. ce. The Mahāvihāra monasteries were established here, along with many temples and stūpas. Of particular importance are the two great dagobas, Ruwanweli...

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bhūmi-sparśa-mudrā

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(Skt., earth-touching gesture).

A mudrā.or iconographic posture, in which the Buddha is depicted seated in the lotus posture (padmāsana) touching the earth with his right hand....

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Bodhāhārakula

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(Pāli).

Name given to the descendants of the eight families who brought the branch of the original Bodhi Tree to Sri Lanka and were entrusted, each having an official function,...

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Bodhgayā

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A village in the state of Bihar, NE India, where the Buddha attained enlightenment. A bo of Chancery there is said to be a descendant of the tree under which he meditated.

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bodhi

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(Skt.; Pāli).

Term which literally means ‘awakening’, but which is commonly translated as ‘enlightenment’. It denotes the awakening to supreme knowledge, as experienced by the...

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bodhimaṇḍa

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The site of the Buddha's enlightenment under the Bo Tree. In iconography the Buddha is depicted as seated on the bodhimaṇḍa with his right hand touching the earth to call it to bear witness...

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Buddha

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A title given to the founder of Buddhism, Siddartha Gautama (c. 563–c. 460 bc). Born an Indian prince in what is now Nepal, he renounced wealth and family to become an ascetic, and after...

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Circumambulation

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The movement around a holy object, or of a holy object. The completion of a circle of protection, or of community, creates an integrity which is otherwise hard to find ...

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Devānaṃpiya Tissa

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(247–207 bce).

King of Sri Lanka. His original name was simply Tissa. Considering the coronation ritual he had undergone not to be sufficient, he sent an embassy to Emperor Aśoka...

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