Lavanacala, Lavaṇācala: 1 definition


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Alternative spellings of this word include Lavanachala.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lavaṇācala (लवणाचल).—A gift of a hill of 16 droṇas of salt, is the best; he who makes a gift of it goes to the world of Umā;1 complimentary to vibhūti dvādaśi vrata.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 83. 4; 84. 1.
  • 2) Ib. 92. 31; 99. 15; 100. 18.
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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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