Forest: 1 definition
Forest 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.
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India history and geographySource: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (history)
Forests, Trees and groves close to human settlements have been venerated throughout the subcontinent up to the present day as the abodes of deities and a range of supernatural beings. References to these beings, of which the most well known type is the Yakṣa and his mate the Yakṣiṇī, are common in early Buddhist and Jain literature. They are well known to art historians also. The Barhut Stūpa and other early Buddhist monuments abound with their images. The earliest standing statue carved in the round so far recovered is the famous Pārkham’s Yakṣa preserved in the museum at Mathura. It was probably made in the third century BCE and may well have stood under a tree.
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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Starts with: Forest Dweller.
Ends with: Kamyaka Forest.
Full-text (+2755): Mahavana, Vana, Atavi, Kanana, Dava, Aranya, Kantara, Vipina, Vanecara, Davagni, Dandakaranya, Vanacara, Aranyaka, Vanavasa, Palasha, Vindhyatavi, Aranyadhyaksha, Dvaitavana, Vanagocara, Gandhamadana.
Search found 325 books and stories containing Forest; (plurals include: Forests). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 2 - Division of Land < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 17 - The Superintendent of Forest Produce < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 26 - The Superintendent of Slaughter-house < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Animal Kingdom (Tiryak) in Epics (by Saranya P.S)
Heimskringla (by Snorri Sturlson)
Part 37 - Of Onund The Land-clearer < [Chapter I - The Ynglinga Saga]
Part 207 - Of Harald Sigurdson's Proceedings < [Chapter VII - Saga Of Olaf Haraldson]
Part 1 - Harald Escapes From The Battle Of Stiklestad < [Chapter IX - Saga Of Harald Hardrade]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 57 - Greatness of the Undivided Region (aviyukta-kṣetra) < [Section 3 - Arbuda-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 73 - Karabheśvara (karabha-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Chapter 7 - The Greatness of Svarṇarekhā < [Section 2 - Vastrāpatha-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - Destruction of the forests of Daṇḍaka, Kāliṅga, Mejjha and Mātaṅga < [Chapter XXIV - The Virtue of Patience]
V. The knowledge of the aspirations of beings (nānādhimukti-jñānabala) < [Part 2 - The ten powers in particular]
Eighth aṅga (member): Ityuktaka (sayings) and Itivṛttaka < [Part 2 - Hearing the twelve-membered speech of the Buddha]