Acalapura, Acala-pura: 6 definitions


Acalapura means something in 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Achalapura.

India history and geography

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Acalapura (अचलपुर).—The city of Acalapura is mentioned in the Nagardhan plates of Svāmirāja (570 A.D.) as well as in the Tiwarkhed plates of Nannarāja (C. 6th century). It is usually identified with Achalapur (Achalpur), the headquarters of a taluq in the Amaravati district of Maharashtra. Acalapura is so called as it is situated just at the foot of the Satpura hills. Nagardhan plates describe that the river Śūlanadī was flowing by the side of Acalapura, but there is no Śūlanadī traceable in the vicinity of modern Achalapur.

Source: The Date of Ellora’s Kailasa Cave-Temple

Achalapura (close to ancient Amaravati, Maharashtra) was the ancient kingdom of central India. It appears that Achalapura was the capital of a clan of Aila dynasty before the rise of Pratishthana (Paithan) during the reign of Satavahanas. Sanskrit poet Dandi records that Bharavi’s ancestors migrated from Anandapur of north-western India and settled in Achalapura. Thus, Achalapura was an ancient city and older than Paithan city of Satavahanas.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Acalapura (अचलपुर):—[=a-cala-pura] [from a-cala] n. Name of a town, [Jaina literature]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Acalapura (अचलपुर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Alacapura.

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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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