Antargiri, aka: Antar-giri; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Antargiri 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

[Antargiri in Purana glossaries]

Antargiri (अन्तर्गिरि).—A place in between the Himālaya ranges. (Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 49). Arjuna conquered this place. (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 27, Verse 3).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Antargiri (अन्तर्गिरि).—A tribe.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 44.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Antargiri in Natyashastra glossaries]

Antargiri (अन्तर्गिरि) is the name of a country pertaining to the Oḍramāgadhī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. It is also known by the name Antargira. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the verbal style (bhāratī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Itihasa (narrative history)

[Antargiri in Itihasa glossaries]

Antargiri (अन्तर्गिरि) refers to the name of a Mountain mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.24.2). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Antar-giri) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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India history and geogprahy

[Antargiri in India history glossaries]

1) Antargiri (अन्तर्गिरि) refers to the “great central himalaya” mountain range according to the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Two parallel and ascending lines of the Himalayan ranges known as the Lesser Himalaya and the Great Central Himalaya are referred to in the Nīlamata under the terms “Bahirgiri” and “Antargiri”. The Pāli literature designates them as Chulla Himavanta and Maha Himavanta. The Mahābhārata and the Aṣṭādhyāyī know one more division Upagiri which signifies the Tarai or Siwalik range.

2) Antargiri (अन्तर्गिरि) is the name of a tribe mentioned as inhabiting the region around ancient Kaśmīra (Kashmir valley) according to the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The Antargiris and Bahirgiris must have been the hilly tribes inhabiting the Himalayan ranges known as the Great Central Himalaya and the Lesser Himalaya.

(Source): archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)
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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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