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The Culavamsa, also Chulavamsa, (Pāli: "lesser chronicle") is a historical record, written in the Pāli language, of the kings of Sri Lanka. It covers the period from the 4th century to 1815. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The term Buddha is a word in ancient Indian languages including Pāli and Sanskrit which means one who has awakened. It is derived from the verbal root budh, meaning to awaken or to be enlightened, and to comprehend. It is written in Devanagari script as Hindi: and pronounced as... The cultural elements of Buddhism vary by region and include: Buddhist cuisine Buddhist art Buddharupa Art and architecture of Japan Greco-Buddhism Tibetan Buddhist sacred art Buddhist music Buddhist chant Shomyo Categories: Buddhism-related stubs ... The history of Buddhism spans from the 6th century BCE to the present, starting with the birth of the Buddha Siddharta Gautama who lived in India. ... Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z The following is a List of Buddhist topics: A Abhidharma Ahimsa Ajahn Ajahn Chah Ajanta Aksobhya Alexandra David-Néel... Buddhist beliefs and practices vary according to region. ... The percentage of Buddhist population of each country was taken from the US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1]. Other sources used were CIA Factbook [2] and adherents. ... There are many divisions and subdivisions of the schools of Buddhism. ... The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location. ... Several Buddhist terms and concepts lack direct translations into English that cover the breadth of the original term. ... There are a great variety of Buddhist texts. ... // Before Common Era Trad. ... Generally a chronicle (Latin chronica) is historical account of facts and events in chronological order. ... For the town and district in Rajasthan, see Pali, Rajasthan For the Ganapati temple of pali and place in Maharastra, see Ballaleshwar Pali Pāli (Devanagari पालि) is a Middle Indo-Aryan dialect or prakrit. ... A monarch (see sovereign) is a type of ruler or head of state. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The Culavamsa was compiled over many years by Sinhala Buddhist monks. It is generally considered to be a sequel to the Mahavamsa ("great chronicle") written in the 6th century by the monk Mahanama. The Mahavamsa and the Culavamsa are sometimes thought of as a single work (referred to as the "Mahavamsa") spanning over two millennia of Sri Lankan history. {{language |name=Sinhala |nativename=සිංහල |region=[[Sri Lanka] |speakers=13 million |familycolor=Indo-European |fam2=Indo-Iranian |fam3=Indo-Aryan |fam4=Sinhalese-Maldivian |nation=Sri Lanka |iso1=si|iso2=sin|iso3=sin |notice=Indic}} Sinhala (also Sinhalese, formerly Singhalese) is the language spoken by the Sinhalese, the largest ethnic group of... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... A Roman Catholic monk A monk is a person who practices monasticism, adopting a strict religious and ascetic lifestyle, usually in community with others following the same path. ... The Mahavamsa, also Mahawamsa, (Pāli: great chronicle) is a historical record, written in the Pāli language, of the Buddhist kings of Sri Lanka. ... This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century. ...


The Culavamsa is divided into two parts. The first part begins with the 4th century arrival in Sri Lanka of a relic, said to be a tooth of Siddhartha Gautama (founder of Buddhism) and continues to the reign of King Parakramabahu the Great (11531186). While the authorship of the first part is traditionally ascribed to the monk Dhammakitti, many historians now believe it to be a collaborative effort, written by a number of monks. The second part, written over many years, continues the history of the Sri Lankan monarchy until its end in 1815, when Sri Lanka was conquered by the British Empire. The tooth sanctuary The Sacred Relic of the tooth of the Buddha is venerated in Sri Lanka as a relic of the founder of Buddhism. ... Standing Buddha, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century CE. Gautama Buddha was a South Asian spiritual leader who lived between approximately 563 BCE and 483 BCE. Born Siddhartha Gautama in Sanskrit, a name meaning descendant of Gotama whose aims are achieved/who is efficacious in achieving aims, he... The term Buddha is a word in ancient Indian languages including Pāli and Sanskrit which means one who has awakened. It is derived from the verbal root budh, meaning to awaken or to be enlightened, and to comprehend. It is written in Devanagari script as Hindi: and pronounced as... Events January 6 - Henry of Anjou arrives in England. ... Events John the Chanter becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The British Empire was the worlds first global power and the largest empire in history. ...


A German translation of the Culavamsa was completed by Wilhelm Geiger in 1930. This was subsequently translated into English by Mabel Haynes Bode, and the English translation was revised by Geiger. 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


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