Bahirgiri, aka: Bahis-giri; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Bahirgiri (बहिर्गिरि).—A mountainous region of ancient Bhārata. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 27, Stanza 3 that this country lying in the vicinity of the Himālayas had been conquered by Arjuna during his conquest of the North.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Bahirgiri (बहिर्गिरि).—A tribe.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 44.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bahirgiri (बहिर्गिरि) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.24.2) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bahirgiri) 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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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)

Bahirgiri (बहिर्गिरि) 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 Bahirgira. 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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India history and geogprahy

1) Bahirgiri (बहिर्गिरि) refers to the “lesser 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) Bahirgiri (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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