Hiranyapura, Hiraṇyapura, Hiranya-pura: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर).—A city of Rasātala, the residence of Nīvātakavacas;1 residence of fourteen sons of Mārīca (Dānavas);2 the residence of the Paulomas and the Kālakeyas;3 residence of the sons and grandsons, etc. of the two daughters of Vaiśvanara.4
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 30; X. 89. 34 .
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 27; 44. 99.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 6. 24.
- 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 26.
Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर) refers to the name of a City mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.170.11). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hiraṇya-pura) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर) is the name of an ancient city situated in Kaśmīra, in the Himālayas, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 65. Accordingly, “... there is in the lap of the Himālayas a country called Kaśmīra, which is the very crest-jewel of the earth, the home of sciences and virtue. In it there was a town named Hiraṇyapura, and there reigned in it a king named Kanakākṣa”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Hiraṇyapura, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
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’.
India history and geography
Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर) is the name of a city mentioned as the home of the Kālakhañjas, according to the Śivapurāṇa verse 5.32.32.—This city of the Paulomas and Kālakhañjas (or Kālakeyas) as mentioned in the Mahābhārata (Vana P. CLXXIII.13) and the Kathāsaritsāgara (XLV. 135) stood on the sea-route leading to Pātāla. Its exact locus remains still unidentified.Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर) is a place name ending in pura mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Hiraṇyapura is also known as Hindoun or Herdoun in the way that pura is changed to own.Source: Early History Of The Deccan Pts.1 To 6: Principal Administrative Divisions from the Rise of the Sātavāhanas
Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर) refers to Hiraṇyapura-bhoga, where bhoga refers to a division of a rājya (administrative division).—Hiraṇyapura reminds one of Kāñchanakāpurī of the Purāṇas. It has been identified with Songāon near Chāndūr, or with Hirpur near Sāgar.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर).—n. the town of the Asuras, [Arjunasamāgama] 10, 13.
— Cf. perhaps also
Hiraṇyapura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and pura (पुर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर):—[=hiraṇya-pura] [from hiraṇya > hiraṇa] n. Name of an Asura town floating in the air or situated beyond the ocean, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] of a town in Kāśmīra, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Hiranya, Pura.
Starts with: Hiranyapuram.
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Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
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