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Trikuta, aka: Tri-kuta, Trikūṭa; 3 Definition(s)

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Trikuta 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.

In Hinduism

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Trikūṭa (त्रिकूट) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 57. The temple is mentioned as one of the twenty temples being a favorite of Viṣṇu. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstraVāstuśāstra book cover
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Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

Purāṇa

1a) Trikūṭa (त्रिकूट).—A mountain on the base of the Meru, in Bhāratavarṣa;1 surrounded by Kṣīroda, and 10000 yojanas high with three shining crests of silver, iron and gold; served by Siddhas, Cāraṇas and others. In its valley was Ṛtumat, the pleasure garden of goddesses, full of varied trees.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 26; 19. 16.
  • 2) Ib. VIII. 2. 1-19.

1b) Here is Lankā in Malayadvīpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 48. 26.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

India history and geogprahy

Trikūṭa (त्रिकूट) refers to a mountain (parvata).—Trikūṭa-parvata is another mountain, which is associated with the Sahya mountain. It is mentioned in the Chezarla inscription of Ananda family and in Ipur Plates of Mādhavavarman II. Trikūṭa is placed by Kālidāsa in the Aparānta. i.e., Northern Konkan. The mountain, it appears, gave its name to the Traikuṭaka dynasty, who exercised away over Aparānta and other countries in the fifth century A.D. Mr. B.V. Krishna Rao, however, identifies Trikūṭa with Kotappakonda near Kavur in theNarasaraopeta taluq of the Guntur district. However, as pointed out by V.S. Ramachandra Murty, there is little evidence to support this identification.

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dharma, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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