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 (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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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.

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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’.

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