Dakshinakosala, Dakshina-kosala, Dakṣiṇakosala: 1 definition


Dakshinakosala 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.

The Sanskrit term Dakṣiṇakosala can be transliterated into English as Daksinakosala or Dakshinakosala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Kalachuri-chedi era

Dakṣiṇakosala (दक्षिणकोसल).—In ancient times Daksina Kosala (South Kosala) comprised modern Chattisgarh and the adjoining territory in the State of Orissa up to the boundary of the Katak District. In the Puranas this country is mentioned with Traipura (the tract round Tripuri near Jabalpur), Kalinga (part of the state of Orissa) and Mekala (the region near the source of the Narmada). These countries are further said to be situated on the back, i.e., the table land of the Vidhya mountain.

The ancient capital of this country was Kusavati, founded by Kusa, the elder son of Rama, the hero of the Ramayana. This city, the Puranas tell us, was situated on a peak of the Vindhya mountain, But its exact location has not yet been determined.

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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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