Gaurishikhara, Gauri-shikhara, Gaurīśikhara: 3 definitions


Gaurishikhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Gaurīśikhara can be transliterated into English as Gaurisikhara or Gaurishikhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gaurīśikhara (गौरीशिखर).—A sacred place on the Himālayas. A bath in Sthānakuṇḍa here brings the same benefits as are derived from the performance of Vājapeya and Aśvamedha sacrifices. (Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Verse 151).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gaurīśikhara (गौरीशिखर).—A tīrtham sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 76.
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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

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Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Gaurīśikhara (गौरीशिखर) is mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa and could correspond to some hill to the west of Kaśmīra.—As the temple of Durgā on the bank of Madhumatī seems to be the same as the shrine of Śāradā described by Stein, it is reasonable to assume that Indrakīla and Gaurī-śikhara which are mentioned in the Nīlamata in connection with the temple of Durgā, may be designations of some hills to the west of Kaśmīra.

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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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