Chitrapura, Chitra-pura: 1 definition


Chitrapura means something in 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.

Ambiguity: Although Chitrapura has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the Sanskrit word Citrapura. It further has the optional forms Chitrapura and Chitra-pura.

India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Chitrāpura or Kūlāi is an archaeologically important site situated in Mangalore-taluk (South Canara district, Madras), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Kūlāi there is a damaged slab in the Durgā-parameśvarī temple containing a Kannaḍa inscription in characters of about the 13th-14th century.

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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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