Karavirapura, Karavīrapura, Karavira-pura: 3 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Karavirapura in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Karavīrapura (करवीरपुर).—A holy place. If one bathes in this place one will attain the form of Brahmā. (Chapter 25, Anuśāsana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Karavīrapura (करवीरपुर).—Sacred to Mahālakṣmi, and to pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 41; 22. 76.

1b) At the foot of Gomanta hill and under a chieftain Śṛgālavāsudeva. The latter rose against Kṛṣṇa and Rāma who occupied the city after killing him. Welcome by its citizens. Spoils and slaves sent to Mathurā. Kṛṣṇa and Rāma lived here for four months. Pursued by Jarāsandha, the brothers fled to this city and after taking rest for the night got up the hill before daybreak. Not visited by Vasudeva by order of Kaṃsa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. [52 (V) 28-42]; [53. (V) 20-21]; 52. 11 [1]; 66. [9].
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Karavīrapura (करवीरपुर):—[=kara-vīra-pura] [from kara-vīra > kara] n. Name of a town founded by Padma-varṇa (cf. karavīra), [Mahābhārata]

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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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