Indrakila, aka: Indrakīla; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Indrakila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Kāvya (poetry)

Indrakīla (इन्द्रकील) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—It is one of the peaks in the interior of the Himālayas.

(Source): Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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Kāvya (काव्य) 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 mahākāvya, or ‘epic poetry’ and nāṭya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

Purāṇa

1a) Indrakīla (इन्द्रकील).—A mountain in Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa, V. 19. 16.

1b) A tīrtha sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 53.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Indrakila (इन्‍द्रकिला): A mountain Arjuna passed on his way to the Himalayas to practise austerities to acquire powerful new weapons from Lord Mahadeva.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

indrakīla (इंद्रकील).—m S (The pin or bolt of the ankle.) The ankle-joint.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

indrakīla (इंद्रकील).—m The ankle-joint.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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