Koyil: 2 definitions


Koyil 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.

India history and geography

Source: Wikipedia: India History

Koyil or Koil or Kovil, (meaning: “residence of God”) is the Tamil term for a distinct style of Hindu temple with Dravidian architecture. Both the terms koyil (kōyil) and kovil (kōvil) are used interchangeably. In Tamil language, kōvil is the word derived, according to the rules of Tamil grammar. [...] There are over 36,488 Temples in Tamil Nadu alone as registered by Hindu Aranilaya Thurai. The Sangam literature scripted before the common era, refers to some of the temples the early kings of Tamilagam had erected. The songs of the revered Shaiva Nayanars and the Vaishnava Alvār saints that date back to the period 6th to the 9th century CE, provide ample references to the temples of that period. Stone inscriptions found in most temples describe the patronage extended to them by the various rulers.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Koyil (ಕೊಯಿಲ್):—[noun] = ಕೊಯ್ಲು [koylu].

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Kōyil (ಕೋಯಿಲ್):—[noun] = ಕೋಯಿಲು [koyilu].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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