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India history and geographySource: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)
1) Hanging (of buntings and flags) refers to one of the twenty-four undertakings connected to marriage in ancient India, according to Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—The Kuvalayamala (779 A.D.) is full of cultural material which gains in value because of the firm date of its composition. [...] Page 170.21 f.: Twenty-four items are mentioned in connection with the marriage of Kuvalayamālā, [for instance, hanging of buntings and flags], [...].
2) Hanging (as part of various tortures) represents a scene of human life commonly depicted on the Saṃsāracakra paintings in ancient India, according to the Kuvalayamālā.—Page 185.21 f.: Here follows a description of a printed scroll illustrating the Jaina conception of saṃsāracakra. [...] The saṃsāra-cakra illustrated the three worlds of hell, human world and the world of gods. [For example:] then a way-farer captured by the robbers and subjected to various tortures, torments, splitting, hanging, scorching etc.
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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Guhyagarbha Tantra (with Commentary) (by Gyurme Dorje)
Text 1.4 (Commentary) < [Chapter 1 (text and commentary)]
Chapter 1 - The Introductory Scene < [Chapter 1 (text and commentary)]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 29 - A Description of the Arena < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 13 - The Destruction of Khara and Dhenuka < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 21 - Death of Aristha < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Heimskringla (by Snorri Sturlson)
Part 11 - King Olaf's Shrine < [Chapter VIII - Saga Of Magnus The Good]
Part 30 - Asta Receives Her Son Olaf < [Chapter VII - Saga Of Olaf Haraldson]
Part 15 - Harald At A Feast Of The Peasant Ake < [Chapter III - Harald Harfager's Saga]
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Monks’ Expulsion (Pārājika) 3: Definitions < [Monks’ Expulsion (Pārājika) 3]
Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 49 - Hanuman’s astonishment on beholding Ravana < [Book 5 - Sundara-kanda]
Chapter 75 - Rama makes a Tour of Inspection of his Kingdom < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 5 - On Vasishtha’s advice Shri Rama and Sita observe a fast < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
Sripura (Archaeological Survey) (by Bikash Chandra Pradhan)