Tungaprastha, Tuṅgaprastha: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Tuṅgaprastha (तुङ्गप्रस्थ).—Name of a minor mountain (kṣudraparvata) situated in Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. In the settlements (janapada) along these mountains dwell Āryas and Mlecchas who drink water from the rivers flowing there. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Tuṅgaprastha (तुङ्गप्रस्थ).—Mt. a hill.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 22.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tuṅgaprastha (तुङ्गप्रस्थ):—[=tuṅga-prastha] [from tuṅga] m. Name of a mountain, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa lvii, 13.]
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