Bhaktapura, Bhakta-pura: 5 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Nepal, the birth place of Kalidas

Bhaktapura is the name of an ancient city in Nepal where once was the Phulchoki forest.—The forest of Ambika, where Sudimna (Sudyumna) had been Changed into a woman named Illa (Ila), is near Bhaktapura. The forest is known a Phulchoki. The son of Ila was Pururaba (Pururava), who fell in love with Urvashi.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Chronology Of Nepal History Reconstructed

Bhaktapura (भक्तपुर) or Bhaktapur is the name of an ancient city in Nepal constructed by Anandamalla during the second Thakuri dynasty of Amshuvarman (720 A.D. to 945 A.D.).—Anandamalla, founded Bhaktapura or Bhatagam and the seven towns, Venipura, Panati, Nala, Dhomakhel, Khadpu or Shadpu, Chankat, and Sanga, and resided in Bhatgam.

Source: Nepali Its Language And Literature by Dharmaditya

Bhaktapura (भक्तपुर) or Khopadeśa is the only town where Shaivite manuscripts have been recovered in abundance, while the two main towns of Kāntipura (Kathmandu) and Aśoka-pattana abound in Nepali works on Buddhism.—Most of the manuscripts are written on palmyra leaves and on yellow-painted Nepali plant paper. To make them worm-proof, they use orpiment with flour paste which is applied on the paper and dried up and levelled with a heavy weight.

Source: Traditional Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley

Bhaktapura (Bhaktapur) is another name for Bhadgaun, an ancient kingdom of Nepal.—Despite the fact that parts of the town had been known for quite some time before, the actual “founding” under its present name of Bhadgaun or Bhaktapur only happened in the year 889 A.D. It is said that Raja Ananda Malla founded the town in the shape of Shiva’s drum Damaru.

Source: Songs of Nepal

Bhaktapura (Bhatgaon) is one of the three ancient kingdoms of Neplal.—It is noticeable that among the three principal cities in the Valley, Bhaktagrāma (Bhatgaon), also called Bhaktapura or Dharmapaṭṭana, distinguished itself as a center of predominantly Hindu pursuits, while Lalitapaṭṭana (Patan) favored Buddhist texts, and scholars residing at Kāntipura (Kathmandu) devoted themselves to the interpretation of Buddhist as well as of Hindu works.

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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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