Ambavapi, Ambavāpi, Amba-vapi: 2 definitions


Ambavapi means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A tank at Bukakalla in Ceylon. It was given over to the Matambiya padhanaghara by the Damila, Potthakuttha. Cv.xlvi.19-20.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Ambavāpi is the name of an ancient tank that existed since the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—The construction of Mahaṭombuva or Māṭombu tank is ascribed to Jeṭṭhatissa I (263-275) and to Aggabodhi II (604-614). Aggabodhi IV (667-683) built the Māṭambiya Practising House. The names Mahaṭombuva, Māṭombu and Māṭambiya appear to be preserved in modern Māṭombuva Korale and Tulāna. To the Practising House were assigned:—(i) Ambavāpi at Būkakalla; (ii) Tantavāyikacāṭika village; and (iii) Niṭṭhilaveṭṭhi village.

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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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