Tarai: 1 definition

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Tarai 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.

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Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Tarai or Siwalik refers to a minor mountain range termed Upagiri in the Mahābhārata and the Aṣṭādhyāyī.—Two parallel and ascending lines of the Himalayan ranges known as the Lesser Himalaya and the Great Central Himalaya are referred to in the Nīlamata under the terms “Bahirgiri” and “Antargiri”. The Pāli literature designates them as Chulla Himavanta and Maha Himavanta. The Mahābhārata and the Aṣṭādhyāyī know one more division Upagiri which signifies the Tarai or Siwalik range.

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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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