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Calcutta means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Calcutta is an archaeologically important site situated in West Bengal, known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Calcutta there is a Prakrit inscription in the  Archaeological Section at the Indian Museum which records the installation of an image of Bodhisattva by the bhikshuṇīs Puśahathini and Budhadevā. This inscription belongs to king Devaputra Huviṣka of the Kuṣāṇa dynasty.

At the same museum, there is also a pedestal of a standing image of Bodhisattva (from Śrāvastī) which records the installation of an image of Bodhisattva by the monk Bala who knew the Tripiṭaka. This inscription belongs to Devaputra Kaniṣka of the Kuṣāṇa dynasty.

At Calcutta there is also in the Asutosh Museum an image of Devī with child. This inscription belongs to king Rāmapāla of the Pāla dynasty.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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