Nilagiri, aka: Nīlagiri, Nila-giri; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Nilagiri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Nīlagiri (नीलगिरि) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—It is one of the Varṣa Mountains of Jamūdvīpa or Asia. This mountain is identified with immediately to the north of the Mahāmeru.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana

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Nīlagiri (नीलगिरि).—Name of a mountain in the region called Ilāvṛta of Jambū island. In Ilāvṛta there are three chief mountains called Nīlagiri, Śvetagiri and Śṛṅgavān, and in their middle three Varṣas (regions) called Ramyaka, Hiraṇmaya and Kuru. (Devī Bhāgavata, 8th Skandha).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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See Nilagalla (2), also Ramanilagiri.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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