84000 Glossary of Terms

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ག་ཡ། | Glossary of Terms

    ག་ཡ།

    ga ya

    Gayā

  • Place
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Publications: 4
Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Gaya
  • ག་ཡཱ།
  • ga yA
  • Gayā
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Gayā
  • ག་ཡ།
  • ga ya
  • Gayā

One of the sacred towns of ancient India, south of the Ganges in present-day Bihar. In the Buddha’s lifetime, this was in the kingdom of Magadha. Uruvilvā, the area including Bodhgaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment, is nearby to the south, upriver from Gayā.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Gayā
  • ག་ཡ།
  • ga ya
  • Gayā

An ancient city in North India, located in the modern state of Bihar.

Translation by Thomas Doctor
  • Gayā
  • ག་ཡ།
  • ga ya
  • Gayā

City in Magadha, now in the Indian state of Bihar, on the left bank of the River Nairañjanā (parts of which are now called the Lilaja and Phalgu), a tributary of the Ganges.