Kantipura, Kāntipura, Kanti-pura: 6 definitions

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Kantipura means something in 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kantipura in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kāntipura (कान्तिपुर).—The sacred pool of, protected by Kirātas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 13. 95-7.
Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa

Kāntipura (कान्तिपुर) is the ancient name of Kathmandu, where to the north-east thereof is situated a sacred mountain named Kumāradhārā, according to the brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 3.13.92-97: “... the mountain [Kumāradhārā] is situated in the north eastern quarter near the city of Kāntipura. There is a holy lotus pond there. It is protected by groups of Kirātas. By taking a holy dip in it even once a Brāhmaṇa attains desires eternally”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Songs of Nepal

Kāntipura (Kathmandu) refers to one of the three ancient kingdoms of Neplal.—It is noticeable that among the three principal cities in the Valley, Bhaktagrāma (Bhatgaon), also called Bhaktapura or Dharmapaṭṭana, distinguished itself as a center of predominantly Hindu pursuits, while Lalitapaṭṭana (Patan) favored Buddhist texts, and scholars residing at Kāntipura (Kathmandu) devoted themselves to the interpretation of Buddhist as well as of Hindu works.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kantipura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāntipura (कान्तिपुर):—[=kānti-pura] [from kānti > kānta] n. Name of a town in Nepal, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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Kantipura 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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