Tissavapi, aka: Tissavāpi, Tissa-vapi; 3 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Tissavapi - A tank near Anuradhapura, probably built by Devanampiyatissa (Mhv.xx.20). It seems to have been customary for the king to take a ceremonial bath in the Tissavapi, after his coronation festival (E.g., Mhv.xxvi.7; xxxv.38; MT.645), and, on this occasion, the Lambakannas formed the kings bodyguard (See, e.g., Mhv.xxxv.16, 38). The road from Mahiyangama to Anuradhapura lay along the edge of the Tissavapi (Mhv.xxxvi.59).

2. Tissavapi - A tank in the neighbourhood of Mahagama, built by Ilanaga (Mhv.xxxv.32).

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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India history and geogprahy

Tissavāpi is the name of a building built by Devānaṃpiya Tissa (B.C. 247-207) and was situated in the southern area of Anurādhapura.—Tissavāpi (present Tissavāva) was constructed by Devānaṃpiya Tissa. Dhātusena (455-473) built Kālavāpi (Kalāvāva) and conducted water from it along the artificialcanal Jaya Gaṅgā (present Yoda-ālā), 54 miles long, to Tissavāpi at Anurādhapura. Parakkamabāhu I (1153-1186) restored the Jaya Gaṅgā. In an inscription of Mahinda IV (956-972) regulations were set out for the distribution of the water-supply of Tissa tank: the water from the Moholnaṅga royal sluice was to be used for the Royal Park, and the monks of Issarasamaṇa-vihāra were not to be made to lose by the release of water through the Kolomb canal which flowed north-wards.

Anurādhapura (where Tissavāpi is found) 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 embellishment of the town with thūpas and vihāras began in the reign of Devānaṃpiya Tissa (B.C. 247-207).

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

Tissavāpi (तिस्सवापि) is the name of a river as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Tissavāpi (cf. Mahāvaṃsa) is a tank near Mahāgāma, Ceylon.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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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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