Yamadvipa, Yamadvīpa: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yamadvīpa (यमद्वीप).—A region of the Jambudvīpa; here is Dutimat, a Mt.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 48. 14, 19.
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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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