Ushiradhvaja, Uśīradhvaja: 1 definition



Ushiradhvaja 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 Uśīradhvaja can be transliterated into English as Usiradhvaja or Ushiradhvaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Uśīradhvaja (उशीरध्वज) is the name of a mountain mentioned in the Vinaya texts that may correspond to the Uśīraka mountain of the Nīlmatapurāṇa.—Uśīradhvaja of the Vinaya texts, Uśīragiri of the Divyāvadāna, Uśīnara of the Pāli literature and Uśīnaragiri of the Kathāsaritsāgara which are regarded by B.G. Law as designations of one and the same mountain, may be identical with Uśīraka mentioned in the Nīlamata. Uśīraka, according to the Nīlamata (verse 966), is located in Dārva country and, therefore, may be identified with some hill of Siwalik range to the south of Kaśmīra.

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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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