Purvashaila, aka: Purva-shaila, Pūrvaśaila; 4 Definition(s)


Purvashaila 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.

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

India history and geogprahy

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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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Pūrvaśaila (पूर्वशैल).—see पूर्वपर्वत (pūrvaparvata).

Derivable forms: pūrvaśailaḥ (पूर्वशैलः).

Pūrvaśaila is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and śaila (शैल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrvaśaila (पूर्वशैल).—m. pl. (= Pali Pubba-seliya, see Apara-ś° and CPD s.v. Apara-seliya), n. of a (heretical) school: Mvy 9090.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pūrvaśaila (पूर्वशैल) or Pūrvvaśaila.—m.

(-laḥ) The eastern mountain, behind which the sun is supposed to rise. E. pūrva eastern, śaila a mountain.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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