Astagiri, aka: Asta-Giri; 2 Definition(s)

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Purana

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Astagiri (अस्तगिरि).—A hill of Śākadvīpa. It was here that Bali who fell unconscious in the Devāsura war was treated with sañjīvinī vidyā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 11. 46; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 89; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 83; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 62.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Astagiri (अस्तगिरि).—the setting or western mountain. अधिरोढुमस्तगिरिमभ्यपतत् (adhiroḍhumastagirimabhyapatat) Śi.9.1.

Derivable forms: astagiriḥ (अस्तगिरिः).

Astagiri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms asta and giri (गिरि). See also (synonyms): astācala, astādri, astaparvata.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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