Showing posts with label Antahpura. Show all posts
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is Antahpura?



Antahpura means "inner city". The term for the palace's women's apartments in ancient times, so named because they were the most strictly guarded. 




  • Although most Hindus only have one wife, it was not unusual for monarchs to have many wives and concubines who were kept in the antahpura in the past. 
  • In such instances, the king's first bride would have a greater rank, since this marriage was often utilized to solidify a political relationship.






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