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Astadiggajas, names of the elephants inmn eight directions ?

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Asked by spandana k, 28 Jan '13 09:48 pm
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The title Ashtadiggajas (Ashta + dik + gaja) means elephants in eight directions. It refers to the old Hindu belief that eight elephants hold the earth in eight directions which are namely Airaavata, Pundareeka, Vaamana, Kumuda, Anjana, Pushpadanta, Sarwabhouma, Suprateeka, whose wives are Abhra, Kapila, Pingala, Anupama, Taamraparni, Subhradanti, Angana, Anjanaavati. The court of poets were also called Bhuvana Vijayam (Conquest of the World).
Answered by jameel ahmed, 28 Jan '13 09:54 pm

 
  
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