Dhanavapi, Dhanavāpi, Dhanavāpī, Dhana-vapi: 2 definitions



Dhanavapi 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the three tanks constructed by Moggallana H. through damming up the Kadambanadi. Cv.xli.62.

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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).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Dhanavāpi is the name of a tank built by Moggallāna II (531-551), that existed near the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—A district named Dhanapiṭṭhi or Valpiṭa is mentioned in the reign of Datta (683-684) who built Datta-vihāra in it. Note: In a Paper in U.C.R. XVI, 70, Professor Paranavitana identifies Dhanavāpi or Danāvāva as the earlier name of Padivāpi.

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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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