Kancanapabbata, Kañcanapabbata, Kancana-pabbata: 2 definitions


Kancanapabbata 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Kancanapabbata - A mountain in Himava (J.ii.396ff). It was near Kancana guha, and on it grew the Abbhantaramba of Vessavana. On the mountain, in a hut, lived the ascetic Jotirasa, tending the sacred fire. The mountain formed one of the salient features of the Himalaya region (J.v.415). It is in the northern quarter of Himava, and from its slopes flows the Sidanadi (J.vi.101). In the Nimi Jataka (J.vi.100) mention is made of two Kancanapabbata between which the Sidanadi flows. The mountain is sometimes referred to as Kancanagiri (E.g., UdA.411) and sometimes as Suvannapabbata (J.vi.100). The Buddha Sumana held his second assembly of disciples on the Kancanapabbata, when ninety thousand crores of people were present (J.i.34).

2. Kancanapabbata - See Kanakapabbata.

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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

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Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Kañcanapabbata (कञ्चनपब्बत) or simply Kañcana is the name of a mountain (pabbata) situated in Uttarāpatha (Northern District) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—In the Abbhantara Jātaka we are told that the Kañcana-pabbata is in the Himavanta. From the Nimi Jātaka we know that it is in the Uttara Himavanta.

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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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