Astagiri, aka: Asta-Giri; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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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India history and geogprahy

Asta-giri.—(IA 22), the mythical Sun-set mountain. Note: asta-giri is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

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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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