Allikkeni, Allikkēṇi: 3 definitions

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Allikkeni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Allikkēṇi (Bṛdāraṇyakṣetra) refers to one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Toṇṭaināṭu (“Northern Tamil Nadu”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Allikkēṇi] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Allikkeni in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu

Allikkeni refers to one of the 108 divyadesas according to Priyavaccan Pillai’s compendium of the Ramayana based on the Nalayirativviyappirapantam.—Allikkeni is within the City of Chennai, close to Mayilapur. The huge temple tank opposite the temple was the venue of water lily plants and flowers and hence the place name. One of the garbhagrhas accommodates images of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Satrugna and Hanuman. Other shrines accommodate Venkata-Krishna, RanganathaVaradaraja and Narasimha. These are called Pancamurtis.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Allikkeni in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Allikkēṇi (அல்லிக்கேணி) [alli-kēṇi] noun < அல்லி [alli] +. Triplicane; திருவல்லிக்கேணி. மயிலைமா வல்லிக் கேணியான் [thiruvallikkeni. mayilaima vallig keniyan] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் இயற். நான்முகன் திருவங்தாதி [nalayira thivyappirapandam iyar. nanmugan thiruvangthathi] 35).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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