Vijayapura, Vijaya-pura: 6 definitions

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Vijayapura means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vijayapura in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The Pali name for the city of Panya in Burma. Bode, op. cit., 27, 40.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vijayapura (विजयपुर) is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 3.3 [sumatinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“[...] The Master (i.e., Sumati) broke his fast with rice-pudding on the next day in Vijayapura at the house of King Padma. The gods made the five divine things, a stream of treasure, etc.; and King Padma made a jeweled platform for worship. Observing numerous resolutions, enduring trials, the Master wandered over the earth for twenty years”.

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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

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Vijayapura (विजयपुर).—According to the Nāgārjunakoṇḍa inscriptions, Vijayapura was situated at Śrīparvata. As suggested by Professor H. C. Raychaudhuri, it may be identical with the famous city of Bezwada in Andhra Pradesh.

Source: Wikipedia: India History

Vijayapura (विजयपुर) is a town in Bangalore Rural district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Vijayapura’s old name is Vadigenahalli. Local villagers still refer Vijayapura as Vadigenahalli. Vijayapur was formerly known as Vadagenhalli, a corrupt form of veda-gaana-halli.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vijayapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vijayapura (विजयपुर):—[=vi-jaya-pura] [from vi-jaya > vi-ji] n. Name of various towns, [Colebrooke]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vijayapura in German

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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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