Anupiya, aka: Anūpiya; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A township in the Malla country to the east of Kapilavatthu. In the mango grove there (the Anupiya ambavana) the Buddha, having arrived from Anoma and having ordained himself, spent the first week after his renunciation, before going to Rajagaha, thirty leagues away (J.i.65-6). He went there again after his return from Kapilavatthu, whither he had gone to see his relations, and large numbers of Sakiyan princes joined the Order, including Bhaddiya, Anuruddha, Ananda, Bhagu, Kimbila, Devadatta and their barber, Upali (Vin.ii.180f.; AA.i.108; DhA.i.133; iv.127).

It was during this stay that the Buddha preached the Sukhavihari Jataka (J.i.140). From Anupiya the Buddha went to Kosambi (Vin.ii.184). Near Anupiya was the pleasaunce where the paribbajaka of the Bhaggavagotta lived. The Buddha visited him once while staying at Anupiya and it was then that he preached the Patika Sutta (D.iii.1ff).

Anupiya was the birthplace of Dabba Mallaputta. ThagA.i.41; the Ap., however, says Kusinara (ii.473).

Once when Sona Potiriyaputta was meditating the Buddha sent forth a ray of glory from the mango grove to encourage him (ThagA.i.316).

The mango grove belonged to the Malla rajas; they built a vihara therein for the Buddhas residence (UdA.161; DA.iii.816).

The name is sometimes spelt Anopiya and Anupiya (J.i.140). See also Anoma.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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 geogprahy

1) Anupiya (अनुपिय) refers to an ancient city situated in Malla: one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the 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).—The Mallaraṭṭha or Mallārāṣṭra has been mentioned in the Aṅguttara Nikāya as one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas. The kingdom was divided into two parts which had for their capitals the cities of Kusāvati or Kusīnārā and Pāvā identical probably with Kasia (on the smaller Gondak and in the east of the Gorakhpur district) and a village named Padaraona (12 miles to the north-east of Kasia) respectively. Besides Kusīnārā, the Mallas had other important cities namely, Bhoganagara, Anupiya and Uruvelakappa in the neighbourhood of which there existed a wide forest called Mahāvana.

Near the town of Anūpiya was the Anūpiya mango grove [Anupiya-Ambavana ?]. While dwelling once in this grove, the Blessed One told a story about the Elder Bhaddiya who joined the ‘Brotherhood’ in the company of the six young nobles with whom was Upāli. The Anupiya-Ambavana was in the Mallaraṭṭha (cf. Manorathapūranī).

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Anupiya, (anuppiya) (adj) (anu + piya) flattering, plessant, nt. pleasantness, flattery, in °bhāṇin one who flatters I) III, 185; J.II, 390; V, 360; and °bhāṇitar id. Vbh.352. (Page 39)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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