Champa, aka: Champā; 2 Definition(s)


Champa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Ambiguity: Although Champa has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the Sanskrit word Campa. It further has the optional forms Champā, Chaṃpā and Chāmpa.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Champā (चम्‍पा): A city on banks of the Ganges river where Karna found as a babe by Adhiratha and Rādhā

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

India history and geogprahy

Champa, near Bhagalpur in Bihar is situated on the confluence of river the Ganga and the Champa. The excavation here has brought to light interesting evidence regarding the antiquity of this city which goes back to 3rd century B.C or much earlier (IAR 1971- 72). Due to limited nature of excavations, details are not available but whatever material has been brought to light suggest it to be a flourishing town during the Kushan period. Brick structures, red wares, terracotta and stone beads were unearthed from the Kushan levels here. (Sinha, 1979)

Source: Shodhganga: New look on the kushan bengali
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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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