Dharmapuri, Dharma-puri: 2 definitions



Dharmapuri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Dharmapuri is a district head quarters. It is situated about 40 kms from Salem. This place is of great antiquity. Many megaliths have been reported from here. The earlier name of this place was Tagadur, the mention of which is found in the Sangam literature itself. In the fort area of this town stand the Nolamba temples of Mallikarjuna and Kamakshiamman, which are the earliest stmctural temples of the region. They are built in the Nolamba style. These temples are known to have been constmcted in the last quarter of 9th century.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

dharmapurī (धर्मपुरी).—f (S) A place where Religion flourishes: also a city or place in which many Brahmans or pious men have taken up their residence. 2 A house ever open to strangers, a hospitable mansion, Charity-hall.

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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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