Vardhamanapura, Vardhamānapura, Vardhamana-pura: 6 definitions


Vardhamanapura means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vardhamanapura in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vardhamānapura (वर्धमानपुर) is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 4.4 [anantanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“[...] On the fourteenth day of the black half of Rādha, in Revatī, in the afternoon, observing a two-day fast, the Master adopted mendicancy with a thousand kings. [...] On the next day the fourteenth Arhat broke his fast with rice-pudding in the house of Vijaya in Vardhamānapura. The five divine things, the rain of treasure, et cetera, were made there by the gods, and Vijaya made a jeweled platform over the Lord’s footprints. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Vardhamanapura in India history glossary
Source: Jainworld: Jain History (h)

Vardhamānapura (वर्धमानपुर) or Vaḍhamānapura is the historical name for Badnawar, situated in the Dhar District. Its ancient name was Vardhamānapura kept after the Jaina Tīrthaṅkara Vardhamāna. Jinasena of the Puṇṇāta Saṃgha finished the Harivaṃśa Purāṇa at (Vaḍhamāna) Vardhamānapura in 783 A.D. Hariṣeṇa, who belonged to the Puṇṇāṭasṃgha, composed the Kathākośa in 931 A.D. at Vardhamānapura.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Vardhamānapura (वर्धमानपुर) is the name of a locality situated in Prācya or “eastern district” of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Vardhamānapura is referred to in the Dīpavaṃsa. It is the Vardhamāna or Vardhamāna bhūkti of later inscriptions, and is identical with modern Burdwan.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vardhamanapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vardhamānapura (वर्धमानपुर).—the city of Baradvāna.

Derivable forms: vardhamānapuram (वर्धमानपुरम्).

Vardhamānapura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vardhamāna and pura (पुर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vardhamānapura (वर्धमानपुर):—[=vardhamāna-pura] [from vardhamāna > vardha] n. the town of Bardwān, [ib.; Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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