Vahanavapi, aka: Vāhanavāpi, Vahana-vapi; 1 Definition(s)

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Vahanavapi means something in 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.

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Vāhanavāpi is the name of a tank or pond built by Mahāsena (A.D. 275-301), that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Vasabha (A.D. 67-111) built the tank Vahavāpi, and Mahāsena built Vāhana tank.

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