Dantapura, aka: Danta-pura; 2 Definition(s)
Dantapura 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
Capital of the Kalinga country, reigned over by King Sattabhu, contemporary with Renu (D.ii.235f). Other kings mentioned are Nalikira (J.v.144) and Karandu (J.iii.376ff). The city is mentioned also in the Kurudhamma Jataka (Also DhA.iv.89; see also Mtu.iii.361, 364), the Cullakalinga Jataka, and the Kalingabodhi Jataka (q.v.). The left eye tooth of the Buddha was in Dantapura until taken to Ceylon by Dantakumara. It had been handed over by Khema Thera (Dathavamsa ii.52, 57; for its identification see CAGI.593) to Brahmadatta, king of Dantapura.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
India history and geogprahy
Dantapura (दन्तपुर).—The place has been variously identified. Cunningham located it at Rajahmundry. Subba Rao places it in the neighbourhood of Sirkakulam. Sylvain Levi identified it with Paloura of Ptolemy. N. L. Dey suggested that Dantapura may be identical with Danton on the riser Kasai in Midnapore district. He also supported the traditional view of its identification with Puri in Orissa. S. Krishnaswami Alyangar identifies it with Kaliṅganagara. A. W. Oldham suggests to look for Dantapura somewhere near the embouchure of the Vaṃśadhāra either at or near the ancient Siṃhapura.
It is generally believed that Dantapura survives in the name in that of the fort of Dantavakra near Srikakulam, north-east of Visakhapatnam, and near the mouth ofthe river Languliya. It was the capital of Kaliṅga. The Jirjingi plates refer to it as beautiful city lying with Amarivatī, the city of Gods. The place had a Buddhistic association in that the left canine tooth of the Buddha is said to have been brought over there by one of the Master’s disciples and a stupa was built over that. Subsequently, the tooth was taken away to Ceylon. The Jātakas refer several times to this city, which fact doubtlessly establishes its antiquity. Dantapura may be Pliny’s Dandagula ,lying six hundred twenty-five miles from the mouth of the Gaṅgā. The Mahābhārata mentions the city Dantakura, where Lord Kṛṣṇa crushed the Kaliṅgas.Source: archive.org: Geography In Ancient Indian Inscriptions
The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dhamra, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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