Kimpurushavarsha, Kimpurusha-varsha, Kimpuruṣavarṣa: 2 definitions



Kimpurushavarsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kimpuruṣavarṣa can be transliterated into English as Kimpurusavarsa or Kimpurushavarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Kimpuruṣavarṣa (किम्पुरुषवर्ष) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—It is situated immediately to the north of the Himālayas encircling the Hemakūta Parvata. This is the second Varṣa from the Mahāmeru on the southern side. Some of the scholars are indicated this varṣa with Nepal, but YV Rājaśekhara does not agree about it. He mentioned, Nepal in the eastern part of the Bhāratavarṣa and Kimpuruṣavarṣa to the north of the Himālayas.

context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Kimpurushavarsha in Hinduism glossary
Source: Vaniquotes: Hinduism

Kimpuruṣavarṣa (किम्पुरुषवर्ष).—In Kimpuruṣa-varṣa the great devotee Hanumān is always engaged with the inhabitants of that land in devotional service to Lord Rāmacandra, the elder brother of Lakṣmaṇa and dear husband of Sītādevī. This is Kimpuruṣa-varṣa. That is between Himalaya and Hemakūṭa mountain.

The inhabitants of Kimpuruṣa-varṣa are fortunate because they worship Lord Rāmacandra with His faithful servant Hanumān. Lord Rāmacandra exemplifies an incarnation of Godhead who descends for the mission of paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṃ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām (BG 4.8)—protecting the devotees and destroying the miscreants. Lord Rāmacandra exhibits the actual purpose of an incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and the devotees take the opportunity to offer loving transcendental service to Him. One should surrender fully to the Lord, forgetting one's so-called material happiness, opulence and education, which are not at all useful for pleasing the Lord. The Lord is pleased only by the process of surrender unto Him.

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