Kampilapura, Kampila-pura, Kāmpilapura: 3 definitions


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Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography

Kāmpilapura (काम्पिलपुर) is the name of an ancient city possibly corresponding to Kāmpilya (modern Kāmpil in Furrukhabad): the birth-place of Vimalanātha: the thirteenth of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—His father’s name is Kṛtavarman and mother’s name is Suramyā. His birth occurred in Kāmpilya (Kāmpil in Furrukhabad), the Southern capital of the Pāñcāla.

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Kampilapura (कम्पिलपुर) is the name of a village visited by Mahāvīra during his 19th Year as Kevalī.—After completing the rainy season, wandering through Sāketa, Sāvatthī, etc in Kauśala country, the Lord arrived at Pāñcāla and stayed at Sahasrāmravana of Kampilapura. A Brahmin named Ambaḍa used to stay there. He was a renouncer and had 700 disciples with him. When he saw Mahāvīra's life of penance, and heard his sermons inspiring disenchantment, he became a follower of Jainism along with his disciples and in the mode of a mendicant, practised the set of restraints ordained for a householder.

Kampilapura was also visited by Mahāvīra during his 9th and 24th Year as Kevalī.—Leaving Sāketa the Lord went to Kampilapura in Pāñcāla region. From there, wandering through Sūrasena, Mathurā, Nandīpura, etc, he came to Videha and spent the rainy season in Mithilā.

Source: HereNow4u: Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (2)

Kampilapura (कम्पिलपुर) is the name of an ancient city.—[...] The ‘Śrī Pāsanāha Cariyaṃ’ gives the following description of Lord Pārśvanātha’s Gaṇadharas (principal disciples).—“[...] Vasiṣṭha was the Lord's third Gaṇadhara. He was the son of the king Mahendra of Kampilapura. He came to the Lord's first Samavaśaraṇa and being initiated there, became the third Gaṇadhara. ”.

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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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