Parvatagra, aka: Parvatāgra, Parvata-agra; 1 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Parvatāgra (पर्वताग्र) refers to the “summit of a mountain”, according to Śivapurāṇa 1.15. Accordingly, regarding the benefit in the rites of Devayajña:—“[...] the bank of a holy tank, the bank of an ordinary river, the bank of a holy river and the banks of the seven holy Gaṅgās are each of ten times more benefit than the previous [...] The shores of the sea are of ten times more benefit than the previous. The summit of a mountain (parvatāgra) is of ten times more benefit than the shores of the sea”.

Source: Siva Purana - English Translation
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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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