Agnipura, Agni-pura: 3 definitions


Agnipura 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Agnipura (अग्निपुर).—A sacred place (Puṇya tīrtha) in Indore on the banks of the river Narmadā. Many scholars identify this with the place Maheśvaram. (Śloka 43, Chapter 15, Anuśāsana Parva, Mahābhārata).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: The Geographical Dictionary of Ancient and Mediaeval India

Agnipura—Same as Māhiṣmatī: the town was protected by Agni, the god of fire (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana, ch. 25 ; Jaimini-Bhārata, ch. 15).

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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-English dictionary

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

Agnipurā (अग्निपुरा):—[=agni-purā] [from agni] f. the castle of Agni, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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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. 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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