Shailapura, Śailapura, Shaila-pura: 5 definitions

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Shailapura 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 Śailapura can be transliterated into English as Sailapura or Shailapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shailapura in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śailapura (शैलपुर) is the name of an ancient city according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 42. Accordingly, “there he [Indīvarasena] beheld a terrible Rākṣasa standing at the gate of the high street, and the hero asked him what was the name of the town, and who was its king. That Rākṣasa said: ‘This city is called Śailapura, and it is possessed by our lord Yamadaṃṣṭra, the slayer of his foes, King of the Rākṣasas’.”

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śailapura, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Śailapura (शैलपुर).—The city is noticed in two Belora inseciptions of Pravarasena II. It has been identified with Salbardi situated in the midst of hills about fifteen miles east of Ladki. It is an ancient place containing old caves and hot springs.

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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»] — Shailapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śailapura (शैलपुर).—[neuter] [Name] of a city.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śailapura (शैलपुर):—[=śaila-pura] [from śaila] n. Name of a town, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shailapura in German

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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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