Minakshi-Sundareshvara, Minakshisundareshvara: 2 definitions


Minakshi-Sundareshvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture (h)

Minakshi-Sundareshvara Temple—In the South, the Pāṇḍyas of Madurai, who returned to power after the fall of the Cola Empire in the second half of the 13th century, are known for their contribution to the famous Mīnākṣī-Sundareśvara temple in Madurai. This temple’s gopuras set the example of many more to follow in the subsequent periods. The Pāṇḍyas also added many new shrines and maṇḍapas to the already existing temples in Tamil Nadu.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mīnākṣīsundareśvara (मीनाक्षीसुन्दरेश्वर):—[=mīnākṣī-sundareśvara] [from mīnākṣī > mīna] m. Name of a temple sacred to Mīnākṣī and Śiva (considered as her husband), [Religious Thought and Life in India 441 n. 1]

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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 (even English!). 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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