Kshitidhara, Kṣitidhara, Kshiti-dhara: 6 definitions


Kshitidhara 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 Kṣitidhara can be transliterated into English as Ksitidhara or Kshitidhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Kṣitidhara (क्षितिधर) is another name for the varṣaparvata (mountain range) named Himavat.—The Himavat range is said to have stretched along, on the north of Bhārata, like the string of a bow.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣitidhara (क्षितिधर).—a mountain; क्षितिधरपतिकन्यामाददानः करेण (kṣitidharapatikanyāmādadānaḥ kareṇa) Ku.7.94.

Derivable forms: kṣitidharaḥ (क्षितिधरः).

Kṣitidhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣiti and dhara (धर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣitidhara (क्षितिधर).—m.

(-raḥ) A mountain. E. kṣiti the earth. and dhara what holds.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣitidhara (क्षितिधर).—[kṣiti-dhara], m. A mountain, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 10.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣitidhara (क्षितिधर).—[masculine] a mountain (earth-bearer).

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

Kṣitidhara (क्षितिधर):—[=kṣiti-dhara] [from kṣiti > kṣi] m. ‘earth-supporter’, a mountain, [Kumāra-sambhava vii, 94; Bhartṛhari]

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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. 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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