Himavacchikhara, Himavat-shikhara: 1 definition



Himavacchikhara means something in 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.

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Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Himavacchikhara (हिमवच्छिखर) is the name of a locality mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 36. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Himavacchikhara literally means “the peak of the Himalayas” it has been identified with Barāhachatra (Varāhakṣetra) in Nepal, which is the same as the Kokāmukha-tīrtha mentioned in the Mahābhārata and the Purāṇas. The original temples of the gods Kokāmukha and Śvetavarāha referred to in the record along with Himavac-chikhara, were situated at this place.

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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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