Pava, aka: Pāvā; 3 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Pava in Theravada glossaries]

A city of the Mallas which the Buddha visited during his last journey, going there from Bhogagama and stopping at Cundas mango grove.

Cunda lived in Pava and invited the Buddha to a meal, which proved to be his last. It was on this occasion that the Cunda Sutta (1) was preached (SNA.i. 159). From Pava the Buddha journeyed on to Kusinara, crossing the Kakkuttha on the way. D.ii.126 ff.; Ud.viii.5; the road from Pava to Kusinara is mentioned several times in the books- e.g., Vin.ii.284; D.ii.162.

According to the Sangiti Sutta, at the time the Buddha was staying at Pava, the Mallas had just completed their new Mote hall, Ubbhataka, and, at their invitation, the Buddha consecrated it by first occupying it and then preaching in it. After the Buddha had finished speaking, Sariputta recited the Sahgiti Sutta to the assembled monks.

Pava was also a centre of the Niganthas and, at the time mentioned above, Nigantha Nathaputta had just died at Pava and his followers were divided by bitter wrangles (D.iii.210). Cunda Samanuddesa was spending his rainy season at Pava, and he reported to the Buddha, who was at Samagama, news of the Niganthas quarrels (Ibid., 117f.; M.ii.243f).

The distance from Pava to Kusinara was three gavutas. It is said (UdA.403) that on the way between these two places, the Buddha had to stop at twenty five resting places, so faint and weary was he.

Mention is made in the Udana (i.7) of the Buddha having stayed at the Ajakapalaka cetiya in Pava. This may have been during a previous visit.

After the Buddhas death, the Mallas of Pava claimed a share in his relics. Dona satisfied their claim, and a Thupa was erected in Pava over their share of the relics (D.ii.167; Bu.xxviii.3).

The inhabitants of Pava are called Paveyyaka.

Pava was the birthplace of Khandasumana.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Pava in Marathi glossaries]

pava (पव).—m ( H) The mark 1 upon a die.

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pāva (पाव).—m (pāda S) A fourth or quarter. 2 In plays of children. A foot, i. e. a person, a new hand. Ex. navā pāva navā ḍāva A new hand, a new game. 3 A land-measure of thirty square bighas. 4 (Poetry.) A foot. Ex. jaisā mahāsarpēṃ dharilā ḍāva || tyācēca phaṇēvara paḍalā pāva || tō dhudhukāra &c.

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pāva (पाव).—f The interior and soft process of the stem (as of the jack, pine-apple, baḍhara, carrot &c.) 2 Orchis-root, Arrow-root. 3 fig. The ridge or bar betwixt the two eyes (or an eye) and the mouth of a handmill. 4 The slip (of wood &c.) on the lower side of the upper leaf of a handmill, containing the eye or pin-aperture.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pava (पव).—m The mark 1 upon a die.

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pāva (पाव).—m A fourth. A foot. f The interior and soft process of the stem (as of the jack, pine-apple, baḍhara carrot &c.).

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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