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Krishnagiri, aka: Kṛṣṇagiri, Krishna-giri; 3 Definition(s)

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Krishnagiri 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.

The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇagiri can be transliterated into English as Krsnagiri or Krishnagiri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Kṛṣṇagiri (कृष्णगिरि).—Name of a minor mountain (kṣudraparvata) situated in Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. In the settlements (janapada) along these mountains dwell Āryas and Mlecchas who drink water from the rivers flowing there. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Kṛṣṇagiri (कृष्णगिरि).—A mountain in Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 22; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 91.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

India history and geogprahy

Kṛṣṇagiri (कृष्णगिरि) or Kaṇha-giri, associated with the Sahya mountain, is said to have been conquered by Gautamīputra Śātakarṇi in his Nasik eulogy. Two Kaṇheri Cave inscriptions mention Kaṇha-giri, which is identical with Kaṇha-giri Skt. Kṛṣṇa-giri. A caitya is said to be erected at the monastry on Kṛṣṇa-giri by an inhabitant of Kāṇaka. In the Sindhu-viṣaya in Kanheri Plate of Traikūṭakas of 493 A.D. A big group of caves known as Kanheri situated on the island of Salsetta about twenty miles from Bombay is taken to be identical wilh Kṛṣṇa-giri or Kaṇha-giri.

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dharma, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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