Three cities: 1 definition
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Three cities (थ्रेए चितिएस्)or tripura.—According to the present version, three Asuras Tāraka, Vidyunmāli and Kamalākṣa performed penances and obtained a boon from Brahmā to build three castles, the one of copper on earth, another of silver in the sky and the third of gold. Brahmā asked the Asura Maya to build these castles for the Asuras which were destroyed by Śiva later on. According to another Version, the Asura Bāṇa received in gift three cities from Śiva, Brahmā and Viṣṇu. Also see the note at the end of the Śiva-purāṇa 2.5.1.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 10 - The burning of the Tripuras < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 4 - The Tripuras are initiated < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 3 - The virtues of the Tripuras < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
8. Destruction of the three cities < [Chapter 5 - Rudra-Śiva in the Purāṇic Literature]
3. Rudra in the Taittirīya-saṃhitā (Introduction) < [Chapter 2 - Rudra-Śiva in the Saṃhitā Literature]
4. Forms of Śiva and his different activities < [Chapter 5 - Rudra-Śiva in the Purāṇic Literature]
Shaiva Upanishads (A Critical Study) (by Arpita Chakraborty)
The Linga Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 72 - Construction of Rudra’s chariot < [Section 1 - Uttarabhāga]
Chapter 71 - The statement of Nandikeśvara < [Section 1 - Uttarabhāga]
Chapter 11 - The superhuman magnificence of Śiva < [Section 2 - Pūrvabhāga]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)