Venkatacala, Venkata-acala, Veṅkaṭācala: 2 definitions

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Venkatacala 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Venkatachala.

India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana (history)

Veṅkaṭācala (वेङ्कटाचल) or Veṅkaṭādri is the name of a mountain and represents the seventh ridge of the Tirupati Hill—The Veṅgaḍam (Veṅkaṭam) of Vaiṣṇava Alvārs (Saints) is the name of the seventh ridge of the Tirupati Hill in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated at 13° 41" North Latitude and 79° 24" East Longitude. The hill is 2820 feet above sea level. It is an extension of the Eastern Ghats. The hill consists of seven peaks. These are supposed to be the seven hoods of Ādiśeṣa, the mythological serpent who supports the earth. The other six peaks (rather ridges) are designated as Śeṣācala, Vedācala, Garuḍācala, Añjanācala, Vṛṣabhācala and Nārāyaṇācala. The main deity Śrī Veṅkaṭeśvara is on the seventh ridge (Veṅkaṭācala).

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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

[«previous next»] — Venkatacala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Veṅkaṭācala (वेङ्कटाचल):—[from veṅkaṭa > veṅka] m. = ṭa-giri, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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