Trirashmi, aka: Triraśmi, Tri-rashmi; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Trirashmi 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.

The Sanskrit term Triraśmi can be transliterated into English as Trirasmi or Trirashmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Triraśmi (त्रिरश्मि) or Tiraṇhu is another mountain (parvata), which is associated with the Sahya mountain. Apart from the Sanskrit name Triraśmi, we find the Prakrit forms Tiraṇhu and Teraṇhu, used in the inscriptions. Uṣavadāta is said to have caused a cave to be made in Triraśmi hills, while the grand-mother of Vasiṣṭhiputra ŚrīPulumāyi donates the village Pisājipidaka, which lay on the South-west side on the mount Tiraṇhu. The inscriptions of Śrī Sadakaṇī and of the Ābhīra ruler Īśvarasena generally refer to the mendicants dwelling in some monastry on this mount. The Triraśmi mountain is identical with present Pāṇḍu-Leṇa hills, situated about three hundred feet above the road level at Nasik. As regards the name Triraśmi, Pandit Bhagvanlal has suggested that its pyramidal or triple fire-tongue shape was the origin of this name.

(Source): archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Triraśmi (त्रिरश्मि).—Of the geographical names which occur in the Nasik cave inscriptions of Īśvarasena, Triraśmi-parvata (or the three-rayed hill) is plainly identical with the Pāndu-lena hill where the epigraph is incised. Pandit Bhagvanlal has suggested that its pyramidal or triple fire-tongue shape was the origin of its name Triraśmi. Govardhana which was probably mentioned in line 8 is identical with the modern village Govardhan-Gangāpur on the right bank of the Godāvarī, about 6 miles west of Nasik. It is mentioned in four other inscriptions on the cave-hill and was, in ancient times, the head-quarters of a territorial division (āhāra) named after it.

(Source): What is India: Inscriptions of the Kalachuri-chedi era
India history book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of trirashmi or trirasmi in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 65 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Rashmi
raśmi (रश्मि).—m A ray of light.
Triloka
Triloka (त्रिलोक).—Progress of, depends on the sun without which there would be no reckon...
Trivrit
Trivṛt (त्रिवृत्).—A Sāma;1 created from Brahmā's face.21) Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 48.2) Brahmāṇḍ...
Trikona
trikōṇa (त्रिकोण).—n A triangle. A triangular thing gen. a Triangular.
Triguna
triguṇa (त्रिगुण).—n The 3 qualities incidental to created being, viz. satva, raja, tama, a Thr...
Trikuta
trikūṭa (त्रिकूट).—n A mountain with three peaks. A trio.
Trimudhaka
Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—A play adorned with even metres and ab...
Tri
tri (त्रि).—a Three. trika n An aggregate of three, trio. The term used in multiply- ing by thr...
Triyuga
Triyuga (त्रियुग).—A name of Viṣṇu meaning one who appears in only three yugas.
Tryashra
Tryasrā (त्र्यस्रा).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the neck (grīvā);—Inst...
Tridanda
Tridaṇḍa (त्रिदण्ड).—A staff, made of three rods, carried by Vaiṣṇava sannyāsīs who ar...
Trikhandakara
Trikhaṇḍakara (त्रिखण्डकर).—A type of sopāna, or, ‘staircase’ of a temple.—Trikh...
Triplaksha
Triplakṣa (त्रिप्लक्ष).—Near the Dṛṣadvatī;1 like Śyāmaka and Ikṣu being created by Gods...
Triparvata
Triparvata (त्रिपर्वत).—Devagiri grant of Devavarman records the name of the city called Tripar...
Trikurcaka
Trikūrcaka (त्रिकूर्चक) refers to a weapon (a sort of knife with three edges). It is a Sansk...

Relevant text

- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.