Vaihara, aka: Vaihāra; 2 Definition(s)
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Itihasa (narrative history)
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
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’).
Vaihāra (वैहार).—A mountain in Bhārata varṣa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 20; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 90.
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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The Mahabharata - Second Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)