Brahmapura, Brahma-pura, Brahman-pura: 12 definitions

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Brahmapura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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)

[«previous next»] — Brahmapura in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर) is the name of an ancient and sacred region, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada: “[...] In the meantime, following the conventions of the world, Śiva wished to perform penance in order to concentrate his mind properly. Taking some important Gaṇas of quiet nature, Nandin and others, with Him, He went to the excellent Himālayan ridge—Gaṅgāvatāra, O sage, where the great holy river Gaṅgā flowed from Brahmapura formerly, in order to quell sins. [...]”.

Note: Cunningham (A. G. P. 299) identifies Brahmapura (the Po-lo-ki-mo-pu-lo of Hwen Thsang: Waters, I. P. 329) with the capital city Vairāṭapaṭṭana [vairatapattana] of the hilly country lying between the Alakanaṇdā [alakananda] and the Karnali rivers. The territory covered the districts of Garhwal and Kumaon (Cf. Brahma-purāṇa S. ch. 14 and G.D. P. 40) and was stretched within 667 miles in circuit.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर).—Brahmaloka.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 39, 45; 109. 39.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Brahmapura in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर) refers to a country, belonging to “Aiśānī (north-eastern division)” classified under the constellations of Revatī, Aśvinī and Bharaṇī, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Revatī, Aśvinī and Bharaṇī represent the north-eastern consisting of [i.e., Brahmapura] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Brahmapura in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर) is the name of an ancient city, according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya.—Chapter 7 deals with the north end of the town, which was the centre of Gāhaḍavāla religious activity. This area, referred to in the text as “Brahmapura”, is presented as an area of Brahmanical authority where gifts of gold, land, etc., are practised, as is indeed attested by the Gāhaḍavāla inscriptions, and where Vedic recitation constantly takes place.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर).—The town of Brahmapura is mentioned in Jhar and Sorath grants of Dharasena II. The place lay near Vajdi, which is about thirty kilometres from Junagadh.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Brahmapura.—(EI 2), same as brahmapurī; a rent-free village in the possession of Brāhmaṇas; same as agrahāra, etc. Note: brahmapura is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर).—the heart; दिव्ये ब्रह्मपुरे ह्येष व्योम्न्यात्मा प्रतिष्ठितः (divye brahmapure hyeṣa vyomnyātmā pratiṣṭhitaḥ) Muṇḍ.2.2.7.

2) the body; Ch. Up.

Derivable forms: brahmapuram (ब्रह्मपुरम्).

Brahmapura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and pura (पुर).

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Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर).—

1) the city of Brahman (in heaven).

2) Name of Benares.

Derivable forms: brahmapuram (ब्रह्मपुरम्).

Brahmapura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and pura (पुर). See also (synonyms): brahmapurī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर).—[neuter] ī [feminine] Brahman's city (in heaven), also [Name] of [several] cities on the earth.

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

1) Brahmapura (ब्रह्मपुर):—[=brahma-pura] [from brahma > brahman] n. ‘Brahmā’s town’, Name of a city in heaven, [Mahābhārata] (-māhātmya n. Name of [work])

2) [v.s. ...] of a city on earth, [Varāha-mihira; Hitopadeśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a kingdom, [Buddhist literature]

4) [v.s. ...] the heart, [Māṇḍūkya-upaniṣad, 12 mantra]

5) [v.s. ...] the body, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad] (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 116, 2])

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmapura in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmapura (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಪುರ):—

1) [noun] the abode of Brahma.

2) [noun] that part of a town where brāhmaṇas live.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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