Hammiravira, Hammīravīra, Hammira-vira: 2 definitions



Hammiravira 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Hammīravīra (हम्मीरवीर) in Prakrit refers to an “emir” (or proper name?), and represents one of the Arabic-Persian words mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).

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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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India history and geography

Source: Google Books: The Candellas of Jejākabhukti

Hammīravīra (हम्मीरवीर) refers to Mahmud, as possibly found in the postscript Khajuraho Inscription of V.S. 1059 of the time of Jayavarma, V.S. 1073.—King Jayavarman added this postscript to the inscription of Dhaṅga which he had re-incised 114 years later, [...]. S.L. Katare has referred to one other inscription of Jayavarman incised on a badly damaged slab of stone. [...] The contents of this record are said to be “of great value for the history of the Candellas and their contemporaries, the Kalacuris of Tripurī, the Paramāras of Dhāra, the Pratīhāras of Kanauj, The Gāhaḍavālas of Kanauj and Vārāṇasī and the turkish invasion of India. Vidyādhara is expresly stated to have defeated Hammīravīra (Mahmud)”.—(cf. I.H.Q., XXXV, pp. 340-357)

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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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