Gatupvava, Gaṭupvava: 1 definition


Gatupvava 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.

India history and geography

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Gaṭupvava is the name of an ancient locality that existed in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—The construction of Gaṭupvava is ascribed to Mahāsena (275-301). In an inscription of Parakkamabāhu I (1153-1186) at Ānaolandāva tank, 2½ miles north of Polonnaruva, the length of the tank bund is givenas 1135 riyan. The Sīgiri Graffiti mention Gaḍubavana. The Geṭṭhumba canal was assigned by Mahinda III (801-804) to Abhayagiri-vihāra at Anurādhapura.

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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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