Vebhara, aka: Vebhāra; 2 Definition(s)

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Vebhara 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)

1. Vebhara. One of the five hills surrounding Rajagaha (E.g., M.iii.68). At its foot was the Sattapanniguha, where the first Convocation was held (Vin.ii.76; W. 159; Sp.i.10, etc.). The river Tapoda (q.v.) rose in a lake at the foot of Vebhara. SA.i.30f.

2. Vebhara. A city in which Padumuttara Buddha preached and ordained ninety crores of men. Bu.xi.9.

3. Vebhara. The birthplace of Siddhattha Buddha, where, later, he preached the Buddhavamsa, when ninety crores of beings realized the Truth. Bu.xvii.5, 13; BuA. p. 186; J.i.40.

4. Vebhara. A city built by Vissakamma, where Valliya Thera (Candanamaliya) lived in a previous birth. ThagA.i.294; Ap.ii.424.

5. Vebhara. v.l. for Dvebhara (q.v.).

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

Vebhara (वेभर) refers to one of the five mountains encircling Girivraja or Giribbaja: an ancient capital of Magadha, one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the 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).—Early Pāli literature abounds in information about the Magadha country, its people, and its ancient capital Giribbaja. Magadha roughly corresponds to the modern Patna and Gayā districts of Bihar. The Mahābhārata seems to record that Girivraja was also called Bārhadrathapura as well as Māgadhapura and that Māgadhapura was a well-fortified city being protected by five hills. Other names recorded in the Mahābhārata are Varāha, Vrishabha, Rishigiri, and Caityaka. The statement of the Mahābhārata that Girivraja was protected by five hills is strikingly confirmed by the Vimānavatthu Commentary in which we read that the city of Giribbaja was encircled by the mountains Isigili, Vepulla, Vebhara, Paṇḍava and Gijjhakūṭa.

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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Vepulla
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Gijjhakuta
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Tapoda
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