Chatravati, aka: Chatravatī; 2 Definition(s)

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Chatravati 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhatravati.

In Hinduism

Purana

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Chatravatī (छत्रवती).—There was in ancient Bharata a country called Ahicchatra. Chatravatī was the capital of that State. The country itself is also known as Chatravatī. (Śloka 21, Chapter 165, Ādi Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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 geogprahy

Chatravatī (छत्रवती) (modern Ramnagar) also known as Ahicchatra, is one of the alleged ancient capitals of Uttarāpañcāla (Northern Pancala), one of the two districts of Kuru: one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—According to the Divyāvadāna the capital of Uttarā Pañcāla was Hastināpura, but the Kumbhakāra Jātaka states that the capital of Uttarā Pañcāla was Kampillanagara and that a king named Dummukha ruled there. But according to the Mahābhārata, Northern Pañcāla had its capital at Ahicchatra or Chatravatī (identical with modern Ramnagar in the Bareillay district) while southern Pañcāla had its capital at Kāmpilya, identical with modern Kampil in the Farokhabad district, U.P. This apparent discrepancy in the two evidences is reconciled when we take into account that ‘a great struggle raged in ancient times between the Kurus and the Pañcālas for the possession of Uttarā Pañcāla.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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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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Search found 6 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Ahicchatra
Ahicchatra (अहिच्छत्र) or Chatravatī (modern Ramnagar) is one of the alleged ancient capitals o...
Hastinapura
Hastināpura (हस्तिनापुर) is one of the alleged ancient capitals of Uttarāpañcāla (Northern Panc...
Pancala
Pañcāla.—(EI 3; ASLV), an artisan; members of the artisan classes also called Pāñcāḻaṃvāru. Not...
Kampilya
Kāmpilya (काम्पिल्य) (modern Kampil) is the alleged ancient capitals of Dakṣiṇapañcāla (Norther...
Uttarapancala
Uttarāpañcāla (उत्तरापञ्चाल) or “Northern Pancala” refers to one of the two divisions of ancien...
Kampillanagara
Kampillanagara (कम्पिल्लनगर) is one of the alleged ancient capitals of Uttarāpañcāla (Northern ...

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