Pravarapura, Pravara-pura: 4 definitions


Pravarapura 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pravarapura in Purana glossary
Source: Tantric elements in Kalhaṇa’s Rājataraṅgiṇī

Pravarapura (प्रवरपुर).—The story of the foundation of Pravarapura (ancient Shrinagar) involves a rākṣasa or vetāla. Although it has nothing tantric on its own, the fact that the king is helped by this creature may allude to his tantric powers. (See Rājataraṅgiṇī verse 3.340)

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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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India history and geography

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Pravarapura (प्रवरपुर).—Rai Bahadur K. N. Dikshit, first of all, suggested in a note added to Mr. T. A. Wellsted’s article that Pravara-pura may beidentical with Pawnar, situated at a distance of six miles from Wardha on Nagpur-Wardha road, on the right bank of the Dhama river. Later, Dr. Mirashi supported the view on the basis of the numerous finds of the sculptures of the Gupta age from the village Pawnar, which has a strong old fort surrounded on three sides bythe river Dhama, which serves as a moat. The name of the city indicates that it was founded by Pravarasena II. It appears thatking Pravarasena II shifted his capital from Nandivardhana to the newly built town after ruling atleast for eleven years from Nandivardhana. It has been suggested that Pravara-pura had its another name Pravara-nagara which we get now in its changed form of Pawnar.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pravarapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pravarapura (प्रवरपुर):—[=pra-vara-pura] [from pra-vara] n. Name of a town in Kaśmīra, [ib.]

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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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