Ushiragiri, Uśīragiri, Ushira-giri: 5 definitions



Ushiragiri 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.

The Sanskrit term Uśīragiri can be transliterated into English as Usiragiri or Ushiragiri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

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

Uśīragiri (उशीरगिरि) is the name of a mountain mentioned in the Divyāvadāna 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. A hill to the north of Kanakhala is still known as Uśīragiri.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Uśīragiri (उशीरगिरि).—m., name of a mountain: Mahāvyutpatti 4126; or Usīra-giri, Divyāvadāna 22.2 (to the north); compare Pali Usīraddhaja, a northern mountain range, and Sanskrit Uśīra-bīja (or Uṣ°), name of a mountain.

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Usīragiri (उसीरगिरि) or Uśīra-giri.—q.v.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uśīragiri (उशीरगिरि):—[=uśīra-giri] [from uśīra > uśat] m. Name of a mountain.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Uśīragiri (उशीरगिरि):—(u + gi) m. Nomen proprium eines Berges (= urumuṇḍa) [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 102.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 309 (79).] — Vgl. d. f. W.

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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 (even English!). 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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