Gandharvapura, Gandharva-pura: 4 definitions

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[«previous next»] — Gandharvapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gandharvapura (गन्धर्वपुर).—the city of the Gandharvas, an imaginary city in the sky, probably the result of some natural phenomenon, such as mirage; गन्धर्वनगराकारं तथैवान्तर्हितं पुनः (gandharvanagarākāraṃ tathaivāntarhitaṃ punaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.126.35.

Derivable forms: gandharvapuram (गन्धर्वपुरम्).

Gandharvapura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandharva and pura (पुर). See also (synonyms): gandharvanagara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Gandharvapura (गन्धर्वपुर):—[=gandharva-pura] [from gandharva] n. (= -nagara) the city of the Gandharvas, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] Fata Morgana, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa v.]

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