Bindusaras: 2 definitions

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Bindusaras means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bindusaras (बिन्दुसरस्).—A holy place famous in the Purāṇas. The following information is obtained from the Purāṇas about this holy place.

Bindusaras lies on the north of the Mount Kailāsa. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3, Stanza 2).

It was at Bindusaras that Bhagīratha did penance to bring down Gaṅgā to the earth (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3, Stanza 10).

Devendra performed hundred sacrifices at this place. (Mahā Bhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3).

Once Śiva performed a sacrifice at Bindusaras. (Śabhā Parva, Chapter 3).

Śrī Kṛṣṇa did penance here for several years to get righteousness. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3, Stanza 11).

At this place, Maya, the asura gave Arjuna the famous conch known as Devadatta and to Bhīmasena the famous club of Vṛṣaparvā. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bindusaras (बिन्दुसरस्):—[=bindu-saras] [from bindu > bind] n. Name of a sacred lake, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] (mc. also -sara), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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