Indrashaila, aka: Indraśaila; 2 Definition(s)

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Indrashaila 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.

The Sanskrit term Indraśaila can be transliterated into English as Indrasaila or Indrashaila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Indrashaila in Purana glossaries]

Indraśaila (इन्द्रशैल) is the name of a mountain situated at lake Mahābhadra and mount Supārśva, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. The Supārśva mountain lies on the western side of mount Meru, which is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Indraśaila (इन्द्रशैल).—(Mt.) a hill north of Mahābhadra lake.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 31.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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