Udayagiri, aka: Udaya-giri; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Udayagiri (उदयगिरि).—The mountain of the rising. It is supposed by poets that the Sun and the Moon rise from this mountain.

2) Udayagiri (उदयगिरि).—An ancient place of pilgrimage. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 93, that by conducting evening prayer and devotion at this place once, one could obtain the fruits of conducting evening prayer and meditation for twelve years continuously.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Udayagiri (उदयगिरि).—A mountain the chief hill of Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 62.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Udayagiri.—The earliest Hindu caves, which belong to the early 5th century, are seen at Udayagiri, near Bhilsa in Madhya Pradesh.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geogprahy

Udayagiri is an archaeologically important site situated in Bhilsa district (Madhya Bharat), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Udayagiri there is a Sanskrit inscription in the Amṛta cave which records the renovation, possibly of a temple of Viṣṇu, by Kanha. Mentions also Chandragupta and Vikramāditya. It is dated V. S. 1093.

Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Udaya-giri.—(IA 22), the mythical Sun-rise mountain. Note: udaya-giri is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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udayagiri (उदयगिरि).—m (S) udayācala m (S) The eastern mountain behind which the heavenly bodies are supposed to rise.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Udayagiri (उदयगिरि).—the eastern mountain behind which the sun, moon &c are supposed to rise; उदयगिरिवनालीबालमन्दारपुष्पम् (udayagirivanālībālamandārapuṣpam) Udb.; श्रितोदयाद्रेरभिसा- यमुच्चकैः (śritodayādrerabhisā- yamuccakaiḥ) Śi.1.16; तत उदयगिरेरिवैक एव (tata udayagirerivaika eva) Māl.2.1.

Derivable forms: udayagiriḥ (उदयगिरिः).

Udayagiri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms udaya and giri (गिरि). See also (synonyms): udayācala, udayādri, udayaparvata, udayaśaila.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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