Kolagiri, Kolāgiri, Kola-giri: 7 definitions



Kolagiri 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Kolāgiri (कोलागिरि):—Sanskrit name for one of the twenty-four sacred sites of the Sūryamaṇḍala, the first maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra, according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. The Khecarīcakra is the fifth and final cakra located just above the head. Each one of these holy sites (pītha) is presided over by a particular Khecarī (‘sky-goddess’). This Kolāgiri-pītha is connected with the goddess Mahālakṣmī.

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)

Kolāgiri (कोलागिरि) refers to one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22). Kolāgiri is presided over by the Goddess (Devī) named Agnika accompanied by the Field-protector (Kṣetrapāla) named Agnika. Their weapon corresponds to the daṇḍa and their abode (residence) is mentioned as being naga-tree.

Note: In the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18), the name is spelled as Kollagiri, the associated Devī is named Mahālakṣmī [or Jvālāmukhī] and the Field-protector (Kṣetrapāla) is mentioned as Aghnimukha [or Mahāvrata]. Their weapon is the khaḍga and their abode is the “top of the mountain” or the nimba-tree.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kolagiri (कोलगिरि).—A mountain of South India. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva). Sahadeva conquered the people of this mountain.

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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 geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Kolagiri (कोलगिरि) (=Kālagiri i.e. Coorg) is the name of an ancient village of which Raghunātha Paṇḍita Manohara (1697 C.E.) was a resident. Raghunātha was the son of Bhikkam Bhaṭṭa and grandson of Śrīkṛṣṇa Bhaṭṭa of Manohara family.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kolagiri (कोलगिरि):—[=kola-giri] [from kola] m. Name of a mountain, [Mahābhārata ii, 1171.]

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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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