Bhojakata, Bhojakaṭa, Bhoja-kata: 9 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhojakata in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhojakaṭa (भोजकट).—The capital of Vidarbha. Once Sahadeva, one of the Pāṇḍavas conquered this city. It was at this place that Śrī Kṛṣṇa defeated Rukmī, the brother of Rukmiṇī at the time of Rukmiṇī’s Svayaṃvara. The original name of Bhojakaṭa was "Kuṇḍinapura". (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 31 and Udyoga Parva, Chapter 158).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhojakaṭa (भोजकट).—The capital of Rukmin: the city founded by him for his residence, as he wanted to keep his word not to enter Kuṇḍina without killing Kṛṣṇa. Here was celebrated the marriage of Aniruddha and which Balarāma and others attended and then left for Dvārakā;1 the svayaṃvara of Pradymna's daughter took place at.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 54. 52; 61. 19 and 23 [5]; 61. 26 and 40.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 28. 9.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Bhojakaṭa (भोजकट) possibly corresponds with Bhoja: a locality situated in Dakkhiṇāpatha (Deccan) or “southern district” of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Bhoja coincides with Berar or ancient Vidarbha, and Chammaka, four miles south east of Elichpur in the Amaraoti District. In the Barhut inscriptions there is a reference to Bhojakaṭa. The Sabhāparva of the Great Epic mentions Bhojakaṭa and Bhojakaṭapura as two places in the south conquered by Sahadeva. If Bhojakaṭa be the same as Bhoja or Bhojya of the Purāṇas, then it must be a country of the Vindhya region.

The expression Daṇḍakyabhoja in the Brāhmaṇas may indicate that the Bhojakaṭa was either included within or within the reach of Daṇḍaka. It is clear from the Mahābhārata list that Bhojakaṭa (identical with Elichpur) was distinct from Bhojakaṭapura or Bhojapura, the second capital of Vidarbha (modern Berar). In the Khila Harivaṃsa (cf. Viṣṇu Purāṇa) Bhojakaṭa is expressly identified with Vidarbha.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhojakata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhojakaṭa (भोजकट).—Name of a town founded by Rukmin.

Derivable forms: bhojakaṭam (भोजकटम्).

Bhojakaṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhoja and kaṭa (कट).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhojakaṭa (भोजकट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) The country of Bhoja, the present Bhojpur, or the vicinity of Patna and Bhagalpur. E. bhoja the same, and kaṭ to go, aff. ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhojakaṭa (भोजकट):—[=bhoja-kaṭa] [from bhoja > bhoga] n. Name of a town, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] the country of Bhoja (the present Bhojpur, or the vicinity of Patnā and Bhāgalpur), [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the inhabitants of the town of Bhoja-kaṭa, [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhojakaṭa (भोजकट):—[bhoja-kaṭa] (ṭaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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