Padipasa, Paḍipasa: 1 definition

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Padipasa means something in 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.

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Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Paḍipasa is another name for Pacchimapassa: one of the four original divisions of Anurādhapura. Pacchimapassa or Pacchimadesa (in inscriptions, Paḍipasa or Pālapasa), the western division, extending over Vilacciya and Vilpattu to the western coast.

Anurādhapura was first founded as a village settlement in the second half of the 6th century B.C. by a Minister named Anurādha of the first, traditional King, Vijaya. The original kingdom of Anurādhapura extended over the entire northern and north-central plain. It was divided into four main divisions (e.g., Paḍipasa), named after the four cardinal directions, and this nomenclature persisted long after the whole of Ceylon had been united as one kingdom in B.C. 161.

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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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