Ulumpa, Uḷumpa: 4 definitions



Ulumpa 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A township of the Sakyans. The Buddha once stayed there and was visited by Pasenadi, king of Kosala, who felt remorse for the murder of his general Bandhula. The king went alone inside the Gandhakuti, laying aside the symbols of royalty which he left with his minister Digha Karayana. When the king came out, he found that all his followers had gone, leaving behind only one horse and a serving woman. On learning that Vidudabha had been made king, Pasenadi left for Rajagaha, to seek the help of Ajatasattu, and died outside the city gates. J.iv.151f; DhA.i.356. See also Medatalumpa.

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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

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Ulumpā (उलुम्पा) is the name of ancient Śākya village in the vicinity of Kapilavatthu: an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Kapilavatthu the capital of the Śākya country, named after the Ṛṣi Kapila. The Lalitavistara calls [Kapilavatthu as] Kapilavastu and sometimes Kapilapura or Kapilāhvayapura. According to Yuan Chwang it was about 500 li south-east from the neighbourhood of Srāvastī. Besides Kapilavastu there were also other Śākya towns: Cātumā, Sāmagāma, Ulumpā, Devadaha, Sakkara, Sīlavatī and Khomadussa.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uḷumpa : (m.) an owl.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uḷumpa, (dial. ?) a raft, a float Vin. I, 230; III 63 (°ṃ bandhati); J. IV, 2; DhA. II, 120. (Page 156)

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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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