Pavaha, Pavāha, Pavahā: 2 definitions


Pavaha 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Pavahā (पवहा) is the name of a river, mentioned as lying on the southern boundary of the village Ekasāla, according to the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. A small stream flows in between Ēkasāla and Vaḍavalī crossing the railway track near the milestone SE 57. The stream is evidently the same as the river Pavahā mentioned in the grant. Ekasāla is to be identified with the village of the same name, now situated about 1½ miles to the north of the Bhivapurī Road Railway station on the Central Railway.

Pavahā is also mentioned as lying on the northern boundary of Vaḍavalī. To the south of the village Vaḍavalī there is a small hillock... and behind it lies the village Bhūtavali, which is about a mile to the south-west of Vaḍavalī.

These copper plates (mentioning Pavahā) were discovered in 1956 while digging the ground between the Church and the District Office at Ṭhāṇā, the chief town of the Ṭhāṇā District in Mahārāṣṭra. Its object is to record the grant, by the Śilāhāra Mummuṇirāja, of some villages and lands to learned Brāhmaṇas on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Phālguna in the Śaka year 970, the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pavāha : (m.) continuous flowing; a stream.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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