From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By M. A. Alwar
Gender of word
Indraprastham is a neutral form
Origin of word
It is derived from 'indrasya indrakīlasya prastham iva' which means "Resembling the peak of Indrakīla mountain".
Indraprastham as per Mahābhārat
Then, those great warriors, having performed an expiatory rite in a sacred, auspicious place, built a city led by Dvaipāyana; a city decorated with trenches resembling the seas. That Indraprastha shone like the heaven, like a group of clouds penetrated and encapsulated by lightning.
It is presently known as Delhi.
- Mahābhārat 1-208,1-281
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu