Pancaladhara, Pañcāladhārā, Pancala-dhara: 1 definition


Pancaladhara 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 Panchaladhara.

India history and geography

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Pañcāladhārā (पञ्चालधारा) may correspond to the Pīr Pañcāl mountain range mentioned by Kṣemendra.—Going northwards from the plains of the Panjab, we come to the Pīr Pañcāl range which forms the southern and southwestern boundary of Kaśmīra proper. The term ‘Pañcāladhārā’ mentioned by Kṣemendra is unknown to the Nīlamata but it extols three high peaks named after Brahmaṇā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara, to the west of Banahal. The westernmost and the highest of these peaks is called Naubandhana and is associated with the deluge-story referred to in the Nīlamata and other texts. It was this peak to which Viṣṇu in his fish incarnation had bound the ship containing the seeds of beings.

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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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