Vijayapuri, Vijayāpurī, Vijaya-puri, Vijayapurī: 2 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)
Vijayāpurī (विजयापुरी) is the name of an ancient city, according to the Kuvalayamālā.—Page 152.24 ff.: Here we have a specimen of eighteen Deśī dialects spoken in: [e.g., Region of Godāvarī (Nasik)] [...] These different idioms of speech were spoken by the shop-keepers in the market place of Vijayāpurī which was thus a big cosmopolitan town where merchants from all over the country displayed their goods. This reminds us of Ujjainī where the citizens knew the languages and scripts of many countries as stated by Bāṇa in the Kādambarī.
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.
India history and geography
Vijayāpurī (विजयापुरी) is the name of an ancient city of the Ikshvaku kings, as depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 135.6: There is a reference to Vijayā Mahāpurī which was situated on the sea shore and the same as Nagarjuna Kunda, the famous capital of the Ikshvaku kings as stated in their inscriptions. It seems to be a historical fact that the monument of Vijayāpurī stood intact and the place enjoyed wide celebrity. The leader of the caravan was one Vaiśramaṇadatta. There follows (lines 27 f.) a description of the attack on the Sārtha and its plunder by wild Bhillas.
The situation of Vijayāpurī is given as south sea coast (dāhiṇa-samudda-velā). Vijayāpurī was actually situated on the bank of Krishna a few miles above the sea coast upto a point the river was navigable to big ships which landed on docks. The distance from Ayodhyā to Vijayāpurī was mapped out in successive stages and covered in one month and three days (157.11).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Puri, Vijaya.
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Amaravati Art in the Context of Andhra Archaeology (by Sreyashi Ray chowdhuri)
Lower Kṛṣṇā Valley (8): Nāgārjunakoṇḍa < [Chapter 2 - Amarāvatī and other Archaeological Sites of Ancient Andhra Pradesh]
The rule of the Ikshvākus < [Chapter 4 - Survival of Amarāvatī in the Context of Andhra Art]
Epigraphs from Amarāvatī (b) The Vāṇīyas or Merchants < [Chapter 4 - Survival of Amarāvatī in the Context of Andhra Art]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 12: Future births of Rāvaṇa, Lakṣmaṇa, and Sītā < [Chapter X - Rāma’s mokṣa (emancipation)]
Stupas in Orissa (Study) (by Meenakshi Chauley)
Stupa at Nagarjunakonda < [Chapter 3]
Sri Nagarjuna Bauddha Vihar < [January 1956]
Sri Nagarjuna Bauddha Vihar < [January 1956]
Buddhist China and South India < [October – December, 1988]
Pallava period (Social and Cultural History) (by S. Krishnamurthy)
History of the Pallava Dynasty (Introduction) < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Origin of the Pallava Dynasty < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Conclusion (Introduction) < [Chapter 5 - Conclusion]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Introduction to first volume < [Introductions]