Girinagara, Giri-nagara: 6 definitions


Girinagara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Girinagara (गिरिनगर) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Girinagara is well-known by the Girnar hills. In the Kāvyamīmāṃsā, describes this hill in the western India, situated at a small distance from the town of Junagadh in Kathiawar. This is now presumed to be the Raivatakagiri of the Purāṇas.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

-A monastery in Devapali built by Aggabodhi V. Cv.xlviii.3.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Girinagara (गिरिनगर) is a place name ending in nagara or nagarī mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Girinagara is also known as Girnar in the way that nagara is changed to nar.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Kalachuri-chedi era

Girinagara (गिरिनगर).—Girinagara is the well-known Girnār in Kathiawad. Śraddhikā is Sādhi, 5 miles south by west of Padrā, the head-quarters of the Padrā taluka in the Baroda District.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Girinagara (गिरिनगर).—Name of a district in Dakṣiṇāpatha.

Derivable forms: girinagaram (गिरिनगरम्).

Girinagara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms giri and nagara (नगर).

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

Girinagara (गिरिनगर):—[=giri-nagara] [from giri > gir] n. ([gana] 1. kṣubhnādi) ‘mountain-city’, Name of a town in Dakṣiṇā-patha (the modern Girnār, [Religious Thought and Life in India p.349]), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xiv, 11.]

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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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