Campapuri, Campāpurī, Campa-puri, Campa-Puri: 4 definitions


Campapuri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Champapuri.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Campāpurī (चम्पापुरी):—A town constructed by Campa (son of Harita). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9,8,1)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Campāpurī (चम्पापुरी).—Built by Campa; a beautiful city;1 the new name of the ancient Mālinī.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 8. 1; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 197; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 20.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 48. 97.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The Jaina Iconography

Campāpurī (चम्पापुरी) refers to the birth-place of Vāsupūjya: the twelfth of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—From Jaina sources, we gather that his father named Vasupūjya was a Kṣatriya prince of Ikṣvāku race. His mother is called Jayāvatī. Campāpurī (Modern Bhāgalpur) was his birth-place. His name has been derived in various ways. As he was the son of Vasupūjya, he was fitly called Vāsupūjya. it is said that while in the mother’s womb, God Indra used to give his father wealth (vasu). Hence his name Vāsupūjya. Thirdly, the gods Vasus worshipped him, which led to his name as such.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Campapuri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Campāpurī (चम्पापुरी).—f. (-rī) The city Champa: see campā. E. campā and pura a city.

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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. 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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