Kumaradhara, aka: Kumāradhārā, Kumara-dhara; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Kumaradhara in Itihasa glossaries]

Kumāradhārā (कुमारधारा) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.129). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kumāra-dhārā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Purana

[Kumaradhara in Purana glossaries]

Kumāradhārā (कुमारधारा).—A river which has its source in Brahmasaras. Those who bathe in the river will become intelligent and wealthy. (Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Verse 149).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kumāradhārā (कुमारधारा) is the name of mountain situated to the north-east of Kāntipura (modern Kathmande), according to the brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 3.13.92-97: “... Kumāradhārā is there itself. Sin perishes if it is visited by a devotee. Even today the seat of meditation of Vyāsa is seen there itself. The mountain [Kumāradhārā] is situated in the north eastern quarter near the city of Kāntipura. There is a holy lotus pond there. It is protected by groups of Kirātas. By taking a holy ḍip in it even once a Brāhmaṇa attains desires eternally”.

Notes: Due to its mention of Kāntipura (ancient name of Kathmandu) and its protection by Kirātas, Kumāradhārā may be located on the spurs of the Himalayas, to the North-East of Kathmandu (Nepal)”.

(Source): Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa
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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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