Kulaparvata, Kula-parvata: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Purāṇas

Kulaparvata (कुलपर्वत) literally translates to “mountain associated with a certain tribe”. It is a term used in the purāṇas to categorize the various mountains according to their functional significance.

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions (purāṇa)

Kulaparvata (कुलपर्वत) refers to “group mountain” or “clan mountain”.—Every varṣa has seven principal ranges styled kulaparvata besides a number of small hills (kṣudraparvata) which are situated near these. Mahendra, Malaya, Sahya, Śuktimān, Ṛkṣa, Vindhya and Pāripātra are the names of the kulaparvatas of Bhāratavarṣa given in the great Epic and the Purāṇas. These kulaparvatas are associated with a distinct country or tribe.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kulaparvata (कुलपर्वत).—Seven in number.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 17.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Kulaparvata (कुलपर्वत).—Soḍḍhala has also referred to kulaparvatas and according to him they are eight in number. Usually kulaparvatas are said to he seven as is shown hy Rājaśekhara in the Kāvyamīmāṃsa and hy the Purāṇas.

They are

  1. Vindhya,
  2. Pāriyātra,
  3. Śuktiman,
  4. Ṛkṣa (Ṛkṣavān),
  5. Mahendra,
  6. Sahya
  7. and Malaya.

Soḍḍhala has added one more to this list, namely Kanyācala.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kulaparvata (कुलपर्वत).—m pl (S) See kulācala & saptaparvata.

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kūḷaparvata (कूळपर्वत).—m (Poetry.) See kulācala & saptaparvata.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kulaparvata (कुलपर्वत).—a principal mountain, one of a class of seven mountains which are supposed to exist in each division of the continent; their names are :-महेन्द्रो मलयः सह्यः शुक्तिमान् ऋक्षपर्वतः । विन्ध्यश्च पारियात्रश्च सप्तैते कुलपर्वताः (mahendro malayaḥ sahyaḥ śuktimān ṛkṣaparvataḥ | vindhyaśca pāriyātraśca saptaite kulaparvatāḥ) ||

Derivable forms: kulaparvataḥ (कुलपर्वतः).

Kulaparvata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and parvata (पर्वत). See also (synonyms): kulācala, kulādri, kulaśaila.

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Kulaparvata (कुलपर्वत).—see कुलाचल (kulācala) above.

Derivable forms: kulaparvataḥ (कुलपर्वतः).

Kulaparvata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and parvata (पर्वत). See also (synonyms): kulaśaila.

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

Kulaparvata (कुलपर्वत) or Kulaparvvata.—m.

(-taḥ) A principal mountain of India, any one of seven so considered: see kulācala. E. kula, and parvata a mountain; also similar compounds, as kulagiri, kulaśaila, &c.

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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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