Vijayanagara, Vijaya-nagara: 3 definitions


Vijayanagara 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.

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture (h)

Vijayanagara Temples—The very large and powerful empire of Vijayanagara was established in the ancient city of Vijayanagara (now called Hampi) in Karnataka in 1336. The monarchs of Vijayanagara contributed in no small measure to the development of temple art and architecture in South India. They drew upon the architectural plan of the temples of the Tamil country and constructed the beautiful temples in Hampi such as the Viṭṭhala temple, Acyutarāyā temple and the gopura of the Virupākṣa temple.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Vijayanagara Dynasty (AD 1336):—The last important phase of art in South India is a mingling of late Chalukya and late Chola art under the Vijayanagara monarchs. In the 14th century, the Vijayanagara empire was established. Krishnadevaraya (AD 1509-1529) was a patron of fine arts.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vijayanagara (विजयनगर).—Name of a town.

Derivable forms: vijayanagaram (विजयनगरम्).

Vijayanagara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vijaya and nagara (नगर).

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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. 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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