84000 Glossary of Terms

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རྒྱལ་པོའི་ཁབ། | Glossary of Terms

  • རྒྱལ་པོ་ཁབ་ཀྱི་གྲོང་མཁྱེར།

  • རྒྱལ་པོའི་ཁབ།
  • rgyal po’i khab
  • rgyal po khab kyi grong mkhyer
  • rājagṛha
  • rājgṛha
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The ancient capital of Magadha prior to its relocation to Pāṭaliputra during the Mauryan dynasty, Rājagṛha is one of the most important locations in Buddhist history. The literature tells us that the Buddha and his saṅgha spent a considerable amount of time in residence in and around Rājagṛha‍—in nearby places, such as the Vulture Peak Mountain (Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata), a major site of the Mahāyāna sūtras, and the Bamboo Grove (Veṇuvana)‍—enjoying the patronage of King Bimbisāra and then of his son King Ajātaśatru. Rājagṛha is also remembered as the location where the first Buddhist monastic council was held after the Buddha Śākyamuni passed into parinirvāṇa. Now known as Rajgir and located in the modern Indian state of Bihar.