Narayanacala, Nārāyaṇācala, Narayana-acala: 1 definition



Narayanacala means something in 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Narayanachala.

India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana (history)

Nārāyaṇācala (नारायणाचल) is the name of a mountain and represents the sixth ridge of the Tirupati Hill—The Tirupati Hill in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh is situated at 13° 41" North Latitude and 79° 24" East Longitude. The hill is 2820 feet above sea level. It is an extension of the Eastern Ghats. The hill consists of seven peaks. These are supposed to be the seven hoods of Ādiśeṣa, the mythological serpent who supports the earth. [...] Veṅkaṭācala or Veṅkaṭādri is the name of the seventh ridge [...] The other six peaks (rather ridges) are designated as Śeṣācala, Vedācala, Garuḍācala, Añjanācala, Vṛṣabhācala and Nārāyaṇācala.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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