Kancipura, aka: Kāñcīpura, Kanci-pura, Kāñcipura; 3 Definition(s)
Kancipura means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Kanchipura.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Kāñcipuram, in Tamil Nadu, is one of the principal permanent seats of Hinduism where Vaiṣṇavism and Śaivism have co-existed since a very long time. The Kāñcipurāṇam, a text in Tamil dating back to the second half of the 18th century, narrates the various legends connected to the site. It is attributed to the poet Civañaṉacuvāmi and was inspired from a Sanskrit Kāñcimāhātmya said to belong to the Skandapurāṇa. Though pan-Indian in its religious traditions, it is deeply rooted in and adapted to Kāñci and has ensured the transmission and popularity of the Śaiva tradition of Kāñci to the present day. It is summarized here in French and illustrated with photographs taken in the temples of Kāñcipuram and other sites of Tamil Nadu.Source: Yahoo Groups France: Tamil Studies
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A city in Southern India on the Coromandel coast, capital of the Pallavas, and one of the seven sacred towns of India; it is the modern Conjevaram. It was once the centre of Buddhism in South India and was one of the places of pilgrimage visited by Hiouien Thsang. He mentions that during his stay there three hundred monks came to Kancipura from Ceylon, fleeing from the political disturbances in that country (Beal, op. cit., ii.228f; CAGI.627). In Pali Literature the locality is noteworthy as the birthplace of the Commentator Dhammapala and perhaps also of Anuruddha, author of the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (P.L.C.113, 169). Some identify Kancipura with Satiyaputta of Asokas Rock Edict II. E.g., J.R.A.S., 1918, 541f; see also Bhandarkar, Anct. Hist. of Deccan pp.47, 52.
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See Kancipura.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
Kāñcīpura (काञ्चीपुर).—Kāñcī is undoubtedly the modern Conjeeveram (Kāñcīpuram, Kāñcīpura) in the Chingleput District, Tamil Nadu.Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Early Gupta Kings
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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