Brahmapura, Brahma-pura, Brahman-pura: 6 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)

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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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India history and geogprahy

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-English dictionary

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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. 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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