Kakanadabota, aka: Kākanādaboṭa, Kakanada-bota; 1 Definition(s)

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Kākanādaboṭa (काकनादबोट) or Kākanāda is the name of a locality mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 5. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Iit is clear that Kākanāda was the ancient name of Sāñcī in the Bhopal State, now Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh, well-known for its Buddhist topes. The word ‘boṭa’ is thus a surplus and joined by ‘Kākanāda’ will refer to the great stūpa itself. Its form poṭa meaning the foundation of a house is untenable because the word ‘vihāra’ in that very sense appears in the inscriptions. The word ‘boṭa’ has been used here in the sense of an ascetic cult.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
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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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