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

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Purvashaila 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.

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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