Indradvipa, Indradvīpa, Indra-dvipa, Imdradvipa: 8 definitions


Indradvipa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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»] — Indradvipa in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Indradvīpa (इन्द्रद्वीप).—(INDRA ISLAND). Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva refers to the island as having once been conquered and subjugated by king Sahasrabāhu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Indradvīpa (इन्द्रद्वीप).—One of the nine divisions of Bhāratavarṣa:1 Here the R. Nalinī enters the sea.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 79; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 6; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 8.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 121. 57.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Indradvipa in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Indradvīpa (इन्द्रद्वीप) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In the Purāṇas, as well as in the Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara divided Bhāratavarṣa in nine parts, where Indradvīpa is one of the part of it. But some of the scholars are inclined to identify this with Burma as it is situated in the east, the direction of Indra.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Indradvipa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indradvīpa (इन्द्रद्वीप).—one of the 9 Dvīpas or Divisions of the continent (of India).

Derivable forms: indradvīpaḥ (इन्द्रद्वीपः), indradvīpam (इन्द्रद्वीपम्).

Indradvīpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and dvīpa (द्वीप).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indradvīpa (इन्द्रद्वीप):—[=indra-dvīpa] [from indra] m. one of the nine Dvīpas or divisions of the known continent, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Indradvipa in German

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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

[«previous next»] — Indradvipa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Iṃdradvipa (ಇಂದ್ರದ್ವಿಪ):—[noun] the elephant of the lord of gods; Airāvata.

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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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