Khairavana, Khairavaṇa, Khaira-vana: 1 definition


Khairavana means something in 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.

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Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Khairavaṇa (खैरवण) is one of twelve forests, associated with Mahurā, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Twelve forests [(9) 18.31-32], § 4: Kāmiavaṇa; Kumuavaṇa; Kolavaṇa; Khairavaṇa; Tālavaṇa; Bahulāvana; Billavaṇa; Bhaṃḍīravaṇa; Mahāvaṇa; Mahuvaṇa; Lohajaṃghavaṇa; Viṃdāvaṇa (cf. Entwistle 1987 p. 299 and BEI 9 p. 47).

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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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