Matipura, aka: Mati-pura; 4 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Matipura (मतिपुर) is the name of an ancient kingdom of India.—At the gates of the capital of the kingdom of Matipura, Hiouen-Thsang saw a stūpa consecrated to the memory of Gunaprabha, the author of numerous works, who, after having studied the Great Vehicle had left it and joined the Little Vehicle.

Source: The Buddha and his religion

Matipura (秣底補羅), an “ancient kingdom (and city) the kings of which in A.D. 600 belonged to the Śūdra caste, the home of many famous priests. The present Rohilcund (Rohilkhand) between the Ganges and Rāmagaṅgā”.

Source: Mahajana: A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms

India history and geogprahy

Matipura (Mo-ti-pu-lo) was part of the Kanauj empire during the rule of Harṣa (c. 590-647 CE).—Identified by St. Martin and Cunningham with Madawar or Mandawar, a large town in Western Rohilkhand, near Bijnor. “The king,” says Yuan Chwang, “who was of the Śūdra stock, did not believe in Buddhism, and worshipped the Devas”.

Source: History of Kanauj

Matipura (मतिपुर) is a place name ending in pura mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Matipura is also known as Madwār in the way that pura is changed to war.

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
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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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