Uda-Kitagbo-pavu, Udā-Kitagbo-pavu: 1 definition


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

Udā-Kitagbo-pavu is the name of a building built by the Mahādipāda Udaya of Dappula V (924-935) and forms part of the Abhayagiri-vihāra temple complex situated in Anurādhapura.—Udā-Kitagbo-pavu (or Udayakittiaggabodhipabbata, present Puliyankulam ruins) was built by the Mahādipāda Udaya of Dappula V and was a branch of Purvaram-vehera (Pubbārāma) of the Kapārā fraternity.

The Abhayagiri-vihāra complex (including Udā-Kitagbo-pavu) was founded in March, B.C. 89, by king Vaṭṭagāmaṇi Abhaya who demolished a Nigaṇṭha (Jain) shrine called Titthārāma, built by Paṇḍukābhaya in the 4th century B.C., and erected, on its site, a vihāra of 12 cells.

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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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