Parakkamapura: 1 definition



Parakkamapura means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Parakkamapura. A town built by Parakkamabahu I. It was evidently another name for Pulatthinagara, which Parakkambahu laid out and embellished in various ways. Cv.lxxiv.15; see also lxxii.151; for the identification see Cv.Trs.ii.22, n.1.

2. Parakkamapura. A stronghold in South India, built at Kundukala by the general Lankapura. The Chronicle contains a vivid account of a battle, which took place just outside the gates of the stronghold between the forces of Lankapura and of Kulasekhara. But no more is heard of the stronghold; it may have been abandoned in favor of another. Cv.lxxvi.121, 133, 147, 150.

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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).

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