Aritthapura, Ariṭṭhapura, Arittha-pura: 4 definitions



Aritthapura 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A city in the kingdom of Sivi, over which King Sivi reigned (J.iv.401).

It was also the birthplace of Ummadanti (J.v.212).

It lay on the road from Mithila to Pancala.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Ariṭṭhapura (अरिट्ठपुर) is the name of an ancient city found by the son of Dhammagutta: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Sādhina and his descendants in that city were twenty-two. The last of these twenty-two kings was named Dhammagutta. His son founded Ariṭṭhapura and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were eighteen.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Tribes in Ancient India

Ariṭṭhapura.—One of the two Śivi cities mentioned in the Śivi-jātaka.—Ariṭṭhapura (Skt. Ariṣṭapura) is probably identical with Ptolemy’s Aristobothra in the north of the Punjab and may perhaps be the same as Dvārāvatī.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Ariṭṭhapura (अरिट्ठपुर) is the name of a locality situated in Uttarāpatha (Northern District) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—From the Sivi Jātaka we know that Ariṭṭhapura was the capital of the Sivi kingdom. Several Jātakas mention (cf. Nimi Jātaka) a king named Usīnara and his son Sibi; but whether this prince Sibi had anything to do with the Sibi people or their country, it is difficult to ascertain. Besides Ariṭṭhapura there was another city of the Sibi kingdom called Jetuttara near Chitor (cf. Vessantara Jātaka).

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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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