Pundi, Pūṇḍi: 1 definition

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Pundi 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.

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Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Pūṇḍi is an archaeologically important site situated in Tiruvallur-taluk (Chingleput district, Madras), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Pūṇḍi there is a Tamil inscription on the west wall of the prākāra (inside) at the Puṣpagirīśvara temple. It registers the grant of some specified lands by the vānattār to Tiruveṅgaḍamuḍaiyār Pillai, son of the temple accountant, Śeṅgalunīr Pillai of Madurāntakam, in recognition of his services in securing grants of lands for the god at Tiruppūṇḍiśvaram alias Mummalarāyar Pūṇḍi.

This inscription belongs to king Kumāra Mallikārjunadeva-mahārāya of the Vijayanagara dynasty.

Source: Shodhganga: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu

1) Pundi refers to one of the various famous Siddha Centre distributed throughout South India and Tamil Nadu. The Siddha cult represents a Tantric philosophy that emerged from the combination of several elements found in traditions such as Shaivism (viz., Pashupata), Shaktism, Jainism, Tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana), etc. Both the Siddha and the Navanath cult (i.e., Nava-natha, ‘nine saints’) are popular in South India [viz., Pundi] and Tamilnadu. A Siddha was an inspired seer belonging to the marginalized sections of society who dissolved their past karma and crushed the roots of future karma.

(Tanjavur) refers to one of the various famous Siddha Centre distributed throughout South India and Tamil Nadu. The Siddha cult represents a Tantric philosophy that emerged from the combination of several elements found in traditions such as Shaivism (viz., Pashupata), Shaktism, Jainism, Tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana), etc. Both the Siddha and the Navanath cult (i.e., Nava-natha, ‘nine saints’) are popular in South India [viz., Pundi] and Tamilnadu. A Siddha was an inspired seer belonging to the marginalized sections of society who dissolved their past karma and crushed the roots of future karma.

(Tiruvannamalai) refers to one of the various famous Siddha Centre distributed throughout South India and Tamil Nadu. The Siddha cult represents a Tantric philosophy that emerged from the combination of several elements found in traditions such as Shaivism (viz., Pashupata), Shaktism, Jainism, Tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana), etc. Both the Siddha and the Navanath cult (i.e., Nava-natha, ‘nine saints’) are popular in South India [viz., Pundi] and Tamilnadu. A Siddha was an inspired seer belonging to the marginalized sections of society who dissolved their past karma and crushed the roots of future karma.

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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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