Abhayavapi, Abhayavāpi: 1 definition
Abhayavapi means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A tank in Anuradhapura built by King Pandukabhaya (Mhv.x.88). At its lower end was the settlement of the yakkha Cittaraja (Mhv.x.84).
In the hot weather it ran dry, and on one occasion Devanampiyatissa used its mud for building a temporary structure in which to deposit the relics brought from Jambudipa (Mhv.xvii.35).
The hall which Dutthagamani built round the Maricavatti Vihara extended into a part of the Abhaya tank (Mhv.xxvi.20).
In the reign of Bhatikabhaya water was taken from the tank, by means of machines, up to the top of the Maha Thupa, for the sprinkling of the flowers offered there (Mhv.xxxiv.45).
The tank is generally identified with the modern Basavakkulam (Geiger, Mhv. trans. 74, n.3).
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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