Durgashaila, Durgaśaila: 2 definitions
Durgashaila 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 Durgaśaila can be transliterated into English as Durgasaila or Durgashaila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Durgaśaila (दुर्गशैल).—A mountain in Śāka island. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 23).
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durgaśaila (दुर्गशैल):—[=durga-śaila] [from durga > dur] m. Name of a mountain, [Mahābhārata]
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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 8 - Śākadvīpa: Mountains, Rivers and Countries < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 19 - Description of Plakṣa and other continents (dvīpa) < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]