Kapilahvaya, Kapilāhvaya: 3 definitions



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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Kapilāhvaya (कपिलाह्वय) or Kapilāhvayapura or Kapilapura is another name for Kapilavatthu: an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Kapilavatthu the capital of the Śākya country, named after the Ṛṣi Kapila. The Lalitavistara calls [Kapilavatthu as] Kapilavastu and sometimes Kapilapura or Kapilāhvayapura. These names occur also in the Mahāvastu. The Divyāvadāna also connects Kapilavastu with the sage Kapila. The Buddhacarita also mentions [Kapilavatthu] as Kaplasya vastu. The Mahāvastu says that Kapilavastu was surrounded by seven walls.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kapilahvaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kapilāhvaya (कपिलाह्वय) or Kapilasāhvaya.—q.v. (Kapilavastu): Lalitavistara 54.12 (verse) °yaṃ puraṃ (perhaps m.c.).

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Kapilāhvaya (कपिलाह्वय).—usually as adj. with pura or nagara, (the city) named Kapila (-vastu), compare Kapilasāhvaya; °ye pure Lalitavistara 28.3; °ye mahāpuravare Lalitavistara 48.22; 59.18 (both prose), etc.; without noun accompaniment, e.g. Lalitavistara 47.19 (verse), read °ya taṃ (text °yataṃ); common also elsewhere, as Mahāvastu (see Index); also Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 312.15 (verse), and other texts.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kapilāhvaya (कपिलाह्वय):—[from kapila > kapi] n. (with or without pura) the city of Kapila-vastu, [Buddha-carita]

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