Purvashaila, aka: Pūrvaśaila, Purva-shaila; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pūrvaśaila can be transliterated into English as Purvasaila or Purvashaila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Pūrvaśaila (पूर्वशैल).—Another Nagarjunakond inscription mentions Purva-sela, which possibly refers to the mountain on which the Pūrva-śaila monastry mentioned in the Dharaṇikoṭa Dharmacakra Pillar inscription was situated.

(Source): archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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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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