Banapura, Bāṇapura, Bana-pura: 5 definitions


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General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)

Bāṇapura (बाणपुर) is a synonym of Koṭivarṣa according to both Hemacandra (Abhidānacintāmaṇi 390) and Puruṣottama (Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 32). Koṭivarṣa is a viṣaya mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions that seems to have comprised the southern part of the Dinajpur district.

Bāṇapura is represented by Bāngarh in the Dinajpur district, which still preserves the extensive ruins of a citadel known as Damdamaḥ said to have been the fort of Devīkoṭa associated with the exploits of the mythical king Bāṇa.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bāṇapura (बाणपुर).—Śoṇitapura, the capital of Bāṇāsura.

Derivable forms: bāṇapuram (बाणपुरम्).

Bāṇapura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāṇa and pura (पुर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bāṇapura (बाणपुर):—[=bāṇa-pura] [from bāṇa] n. the capital of the Asura Bāṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Banapura in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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