Colanatu, Cholanatu, Cola-natu, Cōḻanāṭu, Cholanatu, Cholanadu: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Colanatu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Cōḻanāṭu refers to the “Cōḻa (Chola) country” (the Kāviri delta), and represents one of the seven topographical segments in Vaiṣṇavism.—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. [...] The 108 [divyadeśas] are brought under six or seven topographical segments [viz., Cōḻanāṭu] of the Indian subcontinent.

Within Cōḻanāṭu are 40 divyadeśas:

  1. Araṅkam (Śrīraṅgam),
  2. Kōḻi (Uṟaiyūr, Nikaḷāpuri or Uṟantai),
  3. Karampaṉūr (Uttamarkōyil, Kadambakṣetra),
  4. Veḷḷaṟai (Vedagiri or Svetagiri),
  5. Aṉpil,
  6. Pērnakar (Kōyilaṭi or Appakkuṭattāṉ),
  7. Kaṇṭiyūr (Trimūrtikṣetra),
  8. Kūṭalūr (Āṭutuṟai, Śaṅgamakṣetra),
  9. Kavittalam (Kapisthala, Kṛṣṇāraṇyakṣetra),
  10. Puḷḷampūttaṅkuṭi,
  11. Ātaṉūr,
  12. Kuṭantai (Śārṅgapāṇi temple, Bhāskarakṣetra),
  13. Viṇṇakar (Oppiliyappaṉkōyil, Mārkaṇḍeyakṣetra),
  14. Naṟaiyūr,
  15. Cēṟai (Pañcasārakṣetra),
  16. Kaṇṇamaṅkai (Kṛṣṇamaṅgalakṣetra),
  17. Kaṇṇapuram (Kṛṣṇāraṇyakṣetra, Pañcakṛṣṇakṣetra and Saptapuṇyakṣetra),
  18. Kaṇṇaṅkuṭi (Kṛṣṇāraṇyakṣetra),
  19. Nākai (Nakapaṭṭiṉam),
  20. Tañcaimāmaṇikkōyil/Tañcāvūr (Dhanavadi 2005),
  21. Nantipuraviṇṇakaram (Nātaṉkōyil, Dakṣiṇajagannātham and Śrīvāsasthalam),
  22. Veḷḷiyaṅkuṭi,
  23. Aḻuntūr (Tēraḻuntūr),
  24. Ciṟupuliyūr,
  25. Talaiccaṅkanāṇmatiyam (Talaiccaṅkāṭu),
  26. Intalūr (Mayilāṭutuṟai, Viḻantūr),
  27. Kāvaḷampāṭi (Nāṅkūr),
  28. Kāḻiccīrāmaviṇṇakaram (Cīrkāḻi),
  29. Arimēyaviṇṇakaram (Nāṅkūr),
  30. Vaṇpuruṭōttamam (Nāṅkūr),
  31. Cempoṉceykōyil (Nāṅkūr),
  32. Maṇimāṭakkōyil (Nāṅkūr),
  33. Vaikuntaviṇṇakaram (Nāṅkūr),
  34. Āḻi/Nakari,
  35. Tēvaṉārtokai (Kīlaiccālai),
  36. Teṟṟiyampalam (Nāṅkūr),
  37. Veḷḷakkuḷam (Aṇṇaṉkōyil),
  38. Pārttaṉpaḷḷi (Nāṅkūr),
  39. Cittirakūṭam (Tillai-Citamparam).
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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu

Cholanadu (the Kaviri Delta) contains 40 out of the 108 divyadesas according to Priyavaccan Pillai’s compendium of the Ramayana based on the Nalayirativviyappirapantam.—Cholanadu represents the “Kaviri Delta”, from Srirangam in the south to Cittirakūtam in the north, falling in between the rivers Kollitam (north) and Tancavur is Cholanadu, the central core of Chola Polity.

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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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