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Amaravatī

1. Amaravatī.– Also called Amara. A city in the time of Dipaṅkara Buddha. Sumedha was born there in a very rich family and renounced the world after having given his wealth away (Bu.ii.5; J.i.6; DhA.i.83, etc.). According to the Mahābodhivaṃsa (p.2) the city was so called because it was inhabited by men like gods.

2. Amaravatī.– A city in the time of Koṇḍañña Buddha eighteen leagues in extent. It was in the Devavanā, near the city, that Koṇḍañña taught his first discourse (v.l. Arundhavatī). BuA.108‑9.

3. Amaravatī.– The city of Sakka, king of the gods. Sp.i.49; Cv.lxxx.5; it is described in the Mahābhārata iii.1714 ff; see also Hopkins, Epic Mythology, 140 f.

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