Ambavana, aka: Amba-vana; 7 Definition(s)
Ambavana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Ambavana - A padhanaghara in Ceylon, built by Kassapa III. Cv.x1viii.25.
2. Ambavana - A district in Ceylon, near the village of Khiravapi. It was not far from Pulatthinagara. The name is preserved in that of the Ambanganga which flows through the valley of Matale. Cv.lxvi.85; lxix.9; lxx.98, 191-6. See also Cv. trans. i.260, n.1.
See also under Anupiya, Kakuttha, Jivaka, Cunda, Todeyya, Pavarika and Vedanna for other localities designated as Ambavana and connected with these names.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Ambavana (अम्बवन), located at Jīvaka, is the name of a stoppig-place, or vihāra located at Rājagṛha, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter V. Rājagṛha is the name of a sacred city where the Buddha was dwelling at the beginning of the discourse in the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
India history and geogprahy
Ambavana 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the 12th century, and even today a part of this region is known as Ambana: the older name, Kara-Gaṅga appears to have been replaced by Amban-Gaṅga in comparatively recent times.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.Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
Ambavana (अम्बवन) is the name of a forest situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—In the Dīgha Nikāya we are told that once the Buddha dwelt at Rājagaha in the Ambavana of Jīvaka, the royal physician. It was here that Ajātasattu, the king of Magadha, came to see the Buddha. In the Dīgha Nikāya we are told in connection with the Buddha’s journey from Rājagaha to Kusīnārā that the Buddha crossed the river Kakutthā and went to the Ambavana. In the Saṃyutta we are informed that once the venerable Udāyin stayed at Kāmaṇḍā in the Ambavana of the brahmin Todeyya. Ambavana is a thicket of mango trees (cf. Sumaṅgalavilāsinī).Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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.
Languages of India and abroad
ambavana : (nt.) a mango grove.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
ambavaṇa (अंबवण).—n See ambōṇa. Both forms are common.
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ambavaṇa (अंबवण).—n The annular lining of the nave of a wheel.
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āmbavaṇa (आंबवण).—n C A song of boatmen whilst rowing. 2 Any substance thrown (into flour, bran, tobacco &c.) to sour it. 3 See ambōṇa.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ambavaṇa (अंबवण).—n A fattening mash for cows, &c.
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āmbavaṇa (आंबवण).—See under अ.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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