Brahmashila, Brahmaśilā: 2 definitions
Brahmashila 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.
The Sanskrit term Brahmaśilā can be transliterated into English as Brahmasila or Brahmashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Brahmaśilā (ब्रह्मशिला).—The stone between the Kūrmaśilā and the Piṇḍika of an image.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 266. 5.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Brahmaśilā (ब्रह्मशिला) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Brahmaśilā is the former eastern boundary of the city Kannauj.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama
Brahmaśilā (ब्रह्मशिला) refers to “hold (for the Liṅga) § 5.3.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 168 - Greatness of the Source of Dhārotpatti < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 35 - The Confluence of Kalyā with Suvarṇamukharī < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 146 - The Greatness of Asmāhaka Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)