Kanchipuranam, Kanchi-puranam, Kanci-puranam, Kancipuranam, Kāñcipurāṇa, Kāñcipurāṇam, Kāñcippurāṇam: 2 definitions


Kanchipuranam means something in the history of ancient India, Tamil. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kanchipuranam.

India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Kanchipuranam in India history glossary
Source: Institut Français de Pondichéry: The Shaivite legends of Kanchipuram

Kāñcipurāṇam, a text in Tamil dating back to the second half of the 18th century, narrates the various legends connected to Kāñcipuram (in Tamil Nadu)—one of the principal permanent seats of Hinduism where Vaiṣṇavism and Śaivism have co-existed since a very long time.—The Kāñcipurāṇam is attributed to the poet Civañan̠acuvāmi and was inspired from a Sanskrit Kāñcimāhātmya said to belong to the Skandapurāṇa. Though pan-Indian in its religious traditions, it is deeply rooted in and adapted to Kāñci and has ensured the transmission and popularity of the Śaiva tradition of Kāñci to the present day. It is summarized here in French and illustrated with photographs taken in the temples of Kāñcipuram and other sites of Tamil Nadu.

India history book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of kanchipuranam or kancipuraṇa in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kanchipuranam in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kāñcippurāṇam (காஞ்சிப்புராணம்) [kāñci-purāṇam] noun < காஞ்சி² [kanchi²] +. A Śaiva Purāṇa about Conjeevaram, by Civa-ñāṉa-muṉivar and Kacciyappa-muṉivar, 18th c.; காஞ்சீபுரத்தைப்பற்றிச் சிவஞானமுனி வர் கச்சியப்பமுனிவர் ஆகிய இருவராலும் இயற்றப் பெற்ற தலபுராணம். [kanchipurathaipparris sivagnanamuni var kachiyappamunivar agiya iruvaralum iyarrap perra thalapuranam.]

context information

Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

Discover the meaning of kanchipuranam or kancipuraṇa in the context of Tamil from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: