Definition of Hastinapura

1. Noun. One of two classical Hindu epics; a great collection of poetry worked into and around a central heroic narrative (eight times as large as the Iliad and Odyssey combined).

Generic synonyms: Sanskrit Literature



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hastinapura

Hastinapura
Hastings
Hatch Slack Kortshak pathway
Hatchek
Hatchky
Hathaway
Hathor
Hatiora
Hatiora gaertneri
Hatschek's pit
Hatshepsut
Hatshetsup
Hatter
Hatteras Island
Hatti

Literary usage of Hastinapura

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Prema-Sâgara: Or, Ocean of Love by Kavi Lal, Chaturbhuja Miṣra, kavi Lallū Lālu, Frederic Pincott, Edward Backhouse Eastwick (1897)
"... I. Parikshit becomes King in hastinapura— He insults the Rishi Lomas—Is cursed by the son of the Rishi—He repents of his sin, retires to the Ganges to ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"The Kurus disappear in a great war shortly before 1200 BC, and the kings of Pandu ascend the throne of hastinapura. They hold it for thirty generations, ..."

3. A Classical Dictionary of India: Illustrative of the Mythology, Philosophy by John Garrett (1871)
"Warning, however, was given to these intended victims before they left hastinapura ; and, on taking possession of their splendid new habitation, ..."

4. The History of Antiquity by Max Duncker (1880)
"As Dhritarashtra was blind, Bhishma made Pandu king of hastinapura, and he became a mighty ... With these five sons Kunti returned to hastinapura after ..."

5. Myths of the Hindus & Buddhists by Nivedita, Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (1914)
"If he had not captured her, if he had not taken her to hastinapura, and, ... Rejected on two sides—for she could not now return to hastinapura—and too proud ..."

6. The Industrial Arts of India by George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood (1884)
"Then Yudhishthira applied for advice to Krishna, who offered to go as ambassador to hastinapura; and this offer being accepted, Krishna selected a ..."

7. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"The Kurus disappear in a great war shortly before 1200 BC, and the kings of Pandu ascend the throne of hastinapura. They hold it for thirty generations, ..."

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