Mangalapura, aka: Mangala-pura, Maṅgalapura; 3 Definition(s)


Mangalapura 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Maṅgalapura (मङ्गलपुर).—According to the Mūlasarvāstivādin Vinaya, after having crossed the Indus towards the west, the Buddha took eight stages to cross Uḍḍiyāna, the Lampāka, and arrived in the neighborhood of Peshawar.

3rd stage.—Sojourn in the rice-granary city which is none other than Mangalaor, in Sanskrit, Maṅgalapura, the Mong kie li of Hiuan tsang (p. 883b), capital of the Uḍḍiyāna kings. There, according to the Mūlasarvāstivādin Vinaya and Hiuan tsang, the Buddha healed and converted the mother of king Uttarasena.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geogprahy

Mangalapura in India history glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

Maṅgalapura (मङ्गलपुर).—Maruturu grant of Pulakeśin II refers to the town of Maṅgalapura. The place is to be located somewhere in Guntur district.

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Maṅgalapura (मङ्गलपुर) was sacred to Abhinandana, the fourth Tīrthaṅkara as mentioned by Jinaprabhasūri in the Tīrthakalpa. The Śāsanachatustriṃśatikā of Madanakīrti also refers to Abhinandana Jina of Maṅgalapura. it was destroyed by the Muslims apparently in the 13th century and was again rebuilt. Jinaprabha tells that this temple once received a grant of land from Jayasiṃha II, the Paramāra king of Malwa who ruled in the third quarter of the 13th century.

Source: Jainworld: Jain History (h)
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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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