Anuradhagrama, Anurādhagrāma, Anuradha-grama: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anurādhagrāma (अनुराधग्राम).—the ancient capital of Laṅkā or Ceylon; founded by अनुराध (anurādha). Also called अनुरोधपुर (anurodhapura), described by Rājaśekhara as full of curiosities. It is a large town in the north of Ceylon "with 16 square granite pillars which supported the floor of an enormous monastery called 'The Great Brazen Palace' said to have been built in 161 B. C."

Derivable forms: anurādhagrāmaḥ (अनुराधग्रामः).

Anurādhagrāma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anurādha and grāma (ग्राम). See also (synonyms): anurādhapura.

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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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