Girindra, Giri-indra, Girimdra, Girīndra: 8 definitions


Girindra 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Girīndra (गिरीन्द्र) refers to the “lord of mountains” and is used to describe Himavat (Himācala), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “[...] When Śiva had vanished after burning Kāma, Pārvatī became extremely agitated due to His separation. She did not attain pleasure anywhere. Returning to her father’s abode and meeting her mother, Śivā, the daughter of the mountain, considered herself born again. She cursed her own beauty. She said to herself. ‘O, I am doomed’. The daughter of the lord of mountains [i.e., girīndra] did not regain composure though consoled and assuaged by the maids. [...]”.

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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 geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Girīndra.—(SII 2), ‘a hill-chief’. Note: girīndra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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 dictionary

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

1) Girīndra (गिरीन्द्र):—[from giri > gir] m. ‘prince among mountains’, a high mountain, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra i, 42]

2) [v.s. ...] (= ri) the number ‘eight.’

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Girīndra (गिरीन्द्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Giriṃda.

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Girindra in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Girīṃdra (ಗಿರೀಂದ್ರ):—[noun] = ಗಿರೀಶ [girisha].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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