Amarapura, Amara-pura: 4 definitions



Amarapura means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Amarapura in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Amarapura (अमरपुर).—Another term for Heaven whose lord was Indra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 6. 11 and 32.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A city of Burma, founded by King Bod򯠹paya (Bode, p.74; Sas.130). The Elder Nanabhivamsa lived there and was head of the group of monks known as the Amarapura sect.

These monks, later, took to Ceylon a number of Pali texts, these being either of Burmese authorship or else better known to the Burmese fraternity than to the Sinhalese. Bode, p.78.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Amarapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amarapura (अमरपुर).—

1) the residence of the gods, celestial paradise.

2) Name of various other towns.

Derivable forms: amarapuram (अमरपुरम्).

Amarapura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amara and pura (पुर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Amarapura (अमरपुर):—[=a-mara-pura] [from a-mara > a-mamri] n. ‘the residence of the immortals’, paradise, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of various towns.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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