84000 Glossary of Terms

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བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི། | Glossary of Terms

  • ཁོར་མོར་འཇིགས།

  • བ་ར་ན་སི།
  • བ་ར་ནི།
  • བཱ་ར་ཎཱ་སཱི།
  • བཱ་ར་ཎཱ་སི།
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • བཱ་རཱ་ན་སཱི།
  • ཝཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • འཁོར་མོ་འཇིག
  • bA rA Na sI
  • ba ra ni
  • khor mor ’jigs
  • ’khor mo ’jig
  • wA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • vārānasī
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Publications: 27

Also known as Benares, one of the oldest cities of northeast India on the banks of the Ganges, in modern-day Uttar Pradesh. It was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kāśi, and in the Buddha’s time it had been absorbed into the kingdom of Kośala. It was an important religious center, as well as a major city, even during the time of the Buddha. The name may derive from being where the Varuna and Assi rivers flow into the Ganges. It was on the outskirts of Vārāṇasī that the Buddha first taught the Dharma, in the location known as Deer Park (Mṛgadāva). For numerous episodes set in Vārāṇasī, including its kings, see The Hundred Deeds, Toh 340.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • ཝཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • wA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ན་སཱི།
  • bA rA na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་ར་ཎཱ་སཱི།
  • bA ra NA sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་ར་ཎཱ་སི།
  • bA ra NA si
  • vārāṇasī
  • 波羅奈
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བ་ར་ན་སི།
  • ba ra na si
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

An ancient city in North India on the outskirts of which the Buddha first taught the Dharma.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ན་སཱི།
  • bA rA na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

Also known as Benares, the oldest city of northeast India in the Gangetic plain. It was once the capital of its own small kingdom and was known by various names. It was an important religious center, as well as a major city in India, even during the time of the Buddha. The name may derive from being where the Varuna and Assi rivers flow into the Ganges.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • ཁོར་མོར་འཇིགས།
  • khor mor ’jigs
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

Also known as Benares, the oldest city of northeast India in the Gangetic plain. It was once the capital of its own small kingdom and was known by various names. It was an important religious center, as well as a major city in India, even during the time of the Buddha. The name may derive from being where the Varuna and Assi rivers flow into the Ganges.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

City in North India where the Buddha first taught the Dharma.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

Also known as Benares, the oldest city of northeast India in the Gangetic plain. It was once the capital of its own small kingdom and was known by various names. It was an important religious center, as well as a major city in India, even during the time of the Buddha. The name may derive from being the place where the Varuna and Assi rivers flow into the Ganges.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

An ancient city in North India close to which the Buddha first taught the Dharma.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

The city where the Buddha first turned the wheel of Dharma.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • འཁོར་མོ་འཇིག
  • ’khor mo ’jig
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

An ancient city in North India on the outskirts of which the Buddha first taught the Dharma.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārānasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ན་སཱི།
  • bA rA na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བ་ར་ནི།
  • ba ra ni
  • vārāṇasī
  • 波羅捺
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

A holy city on the banks of the Gaṅgā in modern-day Uttar Pradesh. Nearby is Sarnath, the location of Śākyamuni’s first teaching.

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

A city in North India, on the banks of the Gaṅgā, where the Buddha gave his first sermon; this name can be applied also to the surrounding country or district. It lies in modern day Uttar Pradesh, India. The name is rendered elsewhere in this translation as its older name, “Kāśī.”

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
Definition in this text:

City in North India where the Buddha first taught the Dharma

  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī
  • Vārāṇasī
  • བཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སཱི།
  • bA rA Na sI
  • vārāṇasī