Vaihara, aka: Vaihāra; 2 Definition(s)

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Vaihara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

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One of the five large hills protecting the city of Girivraja. Mentioned in the Mahabharata, Second book, Section XXI; The other hills being: Varaha, Vrishava, Rishigiri, Chaitya;

Source: Wisdom Library: Mahābhārata
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Purana

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Vaihāra (वैहार).—A mountain in Bhārata varṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 20; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 90.
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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Varaha
Varāha (वराह) is another name for Girivraja or Giribbaja: an ancient capital of Magadha, one of...
Chaitya
To the east of the Abhayagiri-vihara there is a hill, with a vihara on it, called the Chaity...
Rishigiri
Ṛṣigiri (ऋषिगिरि) is another name for Girivraja or Giribbaja: an ancient capital of Magadha, on...
Vrishava
One of the five large hills protecting the city of Girivraja. Mentioned in the Mahabharata, ...

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