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Krishnagiri, aka: Kṛṣṇagiri, Krishna-giri; 4 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

Kṛṣṇagiri (कृष्णगिरि) is the name of a hill mentioned in the Kanherī cave inscription of Pullaśakti. Kṛīṣṇagiri is the hill of Kānherī where the cave is excavated.

These copper plates (mentioning Kṛṣṇagiri) are incised in the caves at Kānherī near Bombay.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of the illustrious Pullaśakti, who meditated on the feet of the illustrious Kapardin. This date (saṃvat 765) must evidently be referred to the Śaka era, in which all the inscriptions of the Śilāhāras are dated. It corresponds to A.D. 843-44. The object of the inscription is to record that Viṣṇugupta, son of Pūrṇahari, made certain grants of money for ( the worship of) the Bhagavat (Buddha), the repairs of the vihāra, the clothing of the monks and the purchase of their (religious) books at Kṛṣṇagiri.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the ŚilāhārasIndia history book cover
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The history and of India includes names of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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