Giriraja, Giri-raja, Girirāja, Girirājā: 6 definitions



Giriraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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)

[«previous next»] — Giriraja in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Girirāja (गिरिराज) refers to the “Himālaya”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Śiva said to Sitā:—“[...] O my beloved, beautiful woman, clouds will not reach the place where I have to make an abode for you. [...] The honourable ladies of Himālaya’s [viz., Girirāja] harem will cause immense pleasure to your gracious Self. They will impart you useful instruction, though you need none, with pleasure every day”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Giriraja in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

girirāja : (m.) the Mount Meru.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Girirājā refers to: king of the mountains, of Mount Sineru Miln.21, 224;

Note: girirājā is a Pali compound consisting of the words giri and rājā.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Girirāja (गिरिराज).—the Himālaya mountain.

Derivable forms: girirājaḥ (गिरिराजः).

Girirāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms giri and rāja (राज).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Girirāja (गिरिराज).—name of a Buddha: Gaṇḍavyūha 258.17.

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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

Girirāja (ಗಿರಿರಾಜ):—[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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