Tagarapura, Tagara-pura: 3 definitions

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Tagarapura 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.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency

Tagarapura or simply Tagara probably refers to Kolhāpur, the ancient Kollāpura, the chief town of the Kolhāpur State in the Southern Marāthā Country.

Source: Jainworld: Jain History (h)

Tagarapura (तगरपुर) was known as Terāpura, and the Jaina caves here were well-known in earlier times. Both Hariṣeṇa and Kanakāmara have mentioned the Pārśva Tīrtha of this place. Tagarā is mentioned in the Seventy century Churṇi on the Uttarādhyana and the Vyavahārabhāshya also proves its association with Jainism. It seems that in earlier times, it was a Śvetāmbara stronghold, and only at a later period, it came under the influence of the Digambaras.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tagarapura (तगरपुर):—[=tagara-pura] [from tagara > tagaḍa-vallī] n. Name of a town.

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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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