Ambana, Āmbaṇa: 2 definitions


Ambana means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Ambana is the name of an ancient locality that existed in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—[... also see Amban-Ganga...] Some 10 miles further up the river the districts through which it flowed were called Ambavana and Sūra-ambavana in the 12th century, and even today a part of this region is known as Ambana: the older name, Kara-Gaṅga appears to have been replaced by Amban-Gaṅga in comparatively recent times. Its main tributary is now known as Kalu-Gaṅga which is an equivalent for Kara-Gaṅga.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āmbaṇa (आंबण).—f C The name of a Jungle tree. Also āmaṇa.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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