Kappasiya, Kappāsiya: 2 definitions
Kappasiya means something in the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 geographySource: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Kappāsiya (कप्पासिय) or Kappāsiyavanasaṇḍa is the name of a forest 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).—In the Manorathapūraṇī, we are told that the Buddha converted the Tiṃsa Bhadda vaggiya-bhikkhus at Kappāsiyavanasanda.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Kappāsiya (कप्पासिय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kārpāsika.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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Starts with: Kappasiyavanasanda.
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