Bankapura, Baṅkāpura, Banka-pura: 2 definitions


Bankapura means something in 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.

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Bankapura or Bankapur is a panchayat town in Haveri district in the state of Karnataka, India. The Kadambas of Bankapur served as regional governors for Kadambas of Banavasi and then Kadambas of Hangal. During the 9th century, Bankapura was named after Bankeyarasa (in 898 CE) who was a feudatory of Rashtrakuta king Amoghavarsha I. Bankapura place is of historical significance to Jains. Adipuran, a Jain religious text was composed here.

Source: Jainworld: Jain History (h)

Baṅkāpura (बङ्कापुर) is a great Jaina Tīrtha of Dharwar District, became a Jaina centre from the ninth century A.D., as it is learnt from the Praśasti of Guṇabhadra’s Uttarapurāṇa. It was founded by Baṅkeyarasa, a sāmanta of the Rāṣṭrakūṭa Amoghavarṣa I, who ruled in the ninth century A.D. Jaina inscriptions of later times also have been discovered from this place. Even in the seventeenth century, it was considered a flourishing Jaina Tīrtha by Śilāvijaya who visited the Jaina Tīrthas of South India in the second half of that century.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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