Khemavati, Khemavatī, Khema-vati: 2 definitions
Khemavati 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Khemavati - The capital of King Khemankara and the birthplace of Kakusandha (D.ii.7; Bu.xxii.13; BuA.209; Dvy.242). It is sometimes called Khema. E.g., J.i.42.
2. Khemavati - The city of birth of Tissa Buddha (Bu.xviii.16). There he preached the Buddhavamsa to his relatives (BuA.190). It is sometimes also called Khema and Khemaka.
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 geographySource: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Khemavatī (खेमवती) is the name of 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).—Khemavatī was the capital of King Khema’s kingdom. The exact identity of the place is not known.
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 22: Kakusandha Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Buddha Chronicle 17: Tissa Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)