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(Skt., lalita, ‘played’, + vistara, ‘details’).

A Buddhist text of about 2nd cent. ce, highly valued in Mahāyāna. The Lalitavistara gives a poetical account of the early life of the Buddha up to the beginning of his ministry.


Subjects: Buddhism.

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