Manimatipuri, Maṇimatīpurī: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Maṇimatīpurī (मणिमतीपुरी).—(MAṆIMATPATTANAM). A meeting place of the asuras. The notorious asura Ilvala lived here for some time. (Śloka 4, Chapter 94, Vana Parva). The demons Nivātakavacas hid here in this city and Rāvaṇa challenged them to a fight after coming to the gates of the city. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

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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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