Mahidurga, aka: Mahi-durga, Mahīdurga; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

[Mahidurga in Dharmashastra glossaries]

Mahīdurga (महीदुर्ग) refers to type of “fort”, characterised as being surrounded by stone or bricks. It is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Mahīdurga (महीदुर्ग) is the ‘fort made of bricks and stones on the ground’;—some people explain it as a fort consisting only of an unevenly rugged tract of land;—the ‘Mahīdurga’ has been thus defined in Auśanasa Dhanurveda—“That fort is called Mahīdurga which consists of a tract of land, portions of which are very high and others very low; it is equipped with all accessories, well guarded and filled with all means of offence and defence”. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 7.70)

(Source): Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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[Mahidurga in Purana glossaries]

Mahīdurga (महीदुर्ग).—One of six kinds of fortresses.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 217. 6.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Mahidurga in Sanskrit glossaries]

Mahīdurga (महीदुर्ग).—an earth fort; Ms. 7.7.

Derivable forms: mahīdurgam (महीदुर्गम्).

Mahīdurga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and durga (दुर्ग).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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