Brahmapuri, Brahmapurī, Brahman-puri: 10 definitions


Brahmapuri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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»] — Brahmapuri in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी).—The abode of Brahmā. Brahmapurī is on the summit of Mahāmeru, with an area of fourteen thousand yojanas (leagues). Around this city, at the four sides, (East etc.) and at the four corners (South-East etc.) there are eight towns, very big and beautiful, kept by eight protectors such as Indra and others. The river Gaṅgā which springs from the feet of Mahāviṣṇu wets the whole of Candramaṇḍala (Lunar region), falls down on the Brahmapurī, and dividing itself into four rivers called Sītā, Alakanandā, Cakṣus and Bhadrā flows in four directions. The river Sītā flows through the top of the mountains and passing through the mountain in the east called Bhadrāśva, falls in the Eastern Ocean. The river Alakanandā flows to the south and reaches Bhārata. Then it divides into seven rivers which unite in the ocean. The river Cakṣus passes through the mountains in the west and enters the country called Ketumālavarṣa and then flows into the ocean. The river Bhadrā passes through all the mountains in the north and flows through the north country of the Kurūṣa and falls in the North Ocean. The mountain of Mālyavān in the west and the mountain of Gandhamādana in the east are as long as the mountain of Nīlagiri in the north and the mountain of Niṣadha in the south. Mount Meru shaped like an earring stands in the middle of these four mountains. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 2, Chapter 21).

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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 geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

1) Brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी) is the name of a village mentioned in the “Prince of wales museum plates of Mummuṇirāja (śaka year 971)”. The agrahāra of Brahmapurī, where the Brāhmaṇa donees were residing, may now be represented by the village of Brāhmaṇaghar in the adjoining tālukā of Māṇgaon of the Kolābā District.

2) Brahmapurī is also mentioned in the “Caudharapāḍā stone inscription of Keśideva II (śaka year 1161)”. Brahmapurī must be identical with modern Caudharapāḍā, where are seen the remains of a temple.

3) Brahmapurī  is also mentioned in the “Kolhāpur plates of Gaṇḍarāditya”. Brahmapurī still retains its ancient name and is a suburb of Kolhāpur on the bank of the Pañcagaṅgā, where a relice casket was found several years ago, and where excavations, recently conducted, have revealed the remains of an ancient place.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Brahmapurī.—(EI 4, 28; SITI), also called agara-brahmadeya (Sanskrit agrahāra-brahmadeya); a Brāhmaṇa settlement. See brahmapura. Note: brahmapurī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Institut Français de Pondichéry: The Shaivite legends of Kanchipuram

Brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी) (in Sanskrit) refers to the Tamil Piramapuram, and represents one of the proper nouns mentioned in the Kanchipuranam, which narrates the Shaivite Legends of Kanchipuram—an ancient and sacred district in Tamil Nadu (India). The Kanchipuranam (mentioning Brahmapurī) reminds us that Kanchipuram represents an important seat of Hinduism where Vaishnavism and Shaivism have co-existed since ancient times.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmapuri in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी).—f (S) A town of which the inhabitants are mostly Brahmans; a place inhabited by learned and ascetic Brahmans.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी).—

1) the city of Brahman (in heaven).

2) Name of Benares.

Brahmapurī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and purī (पुरी). See also (synonyms): brahmapura.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी).—f. (-rī) The capital of Brahma on the mountain Kailasa. E. brahman and purī the city.

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

1) Brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी):—[=brahma-purī] [from brahma-pura > brahma > brahman] f. Brahmā’s citadel in heaven or his capital on the mountain Kailāsa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (-māhātmya n. Name of [work])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a city on earth, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] of the city Benares, [Prabodha-candrodaya]

4) [v.s. ...] of any city the inhabitants of which are mostly Brāhmans, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] of a peak in the Himālaya range, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Brahmapurī (ब्रह्मपुरी):—[brahma-purī] (rī) 3. f. The capital of Brahmā on the mountain Kailāsa.

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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»] — Brahmapuri in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmapuri (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಪುರಿ):—[noun] = ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಪುರ [brahmapura].

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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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