Kalagiri, Kālāgiri, Kālagiri, Kala-giri: 4 definitions


Kalagiri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Hindupedia: Hinduism

Kālagiri (कालगिरि).—On the Kālagiri (also spelled Kaulagiri) temple there is a place containing 108 Śivaliṅgas. Several maṭhas or monasteries and samādhis also abound in this area.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Kalapabbata.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Kālagiri (कालगिरि) (=Kolagiri i.e. Coorg) is the name of an ancient village of which Raghunātha Paṇḍita Manohara (1697 C.E.) was a resident. Raghunātha was the son of Bhikkam Bhaṭṭa and grandson of Śrīkṛṣṇa Bhaṭṭa of Manohara family.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Kālāgiri (कालागिरि) is the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The Kālāgiri is mentioned in the Vidhura Paṇḍita Jātaka. This Kālāgiri is the same as the Kāḷapabbata mentioned in the same Jātaka.

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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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