Vaihara, aka: Vaihāra; 2 Definition(s)

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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

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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