A city of Burma, founded by King Bodópayā (Bode, p.74; Sās.130). The Elder Nānābhivamsa lived there and was head of the group of monks known as the Amarapura sect.

These monks, later, took to Ceylon a number of Pāli texts, these being either of Burmese authorship or else better known to the Burmese fraternity than to the Sinhalese. Bode, p.78.

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