Devagiri, aka: Deva-giri, Devagirī; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Devagiri in Purana glossaries]

Devagiri (देवगिरि).—Mt. a hill in Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 16.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

[Devagiri in India history glossaries]

Devagiri is the name of a village mentioned in the “Khidrāpur stone inscripiton of the Yādava king Siṅghaṇa”. Devagiri is modern Daulatābād in the Marāṭhwāḍā Division of Mahārāṣṭra

This stone inscription (mentioning Devagiri) is placed outside the southern door of the Gūḍhamaṇḍapa of the temple of Koppeśvara at Khidrāpur in the Shirol-tālukā of the Kolhāpur District. It record the grant, made in Devagiri by the Yādava king Siṅghaṇa, of the village Kūḍaladāmavāḍa near the confluence of the rivers Kūḍalakriṣṇaveṇi and Bheṇasī in the Miriñji-deśa. It is dated Monday, the solar eclipse in the month of Caitra in the Śaka year 1136, the cyclic year being Śrīmukha.

(Source): What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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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

[Devagiri in Sanskrit glossaries]

Devagiri (देवगिरि).—

1) Name of a mountain; cf. Me.44.

2) Name of a town (Daulatabad).

Derivable forms: devagiriḥ (देवगिरिः).

Devagiri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and giri (गिरि).

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Devagirī (देवगिरी).—f. Name of a Rāgiṇī.

Devagirī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and girī (गिरी).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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