Kamakoshtha, Kāmakoṣṭha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Kamakoshtha 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.

The Sanskrit term Kāmakoṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Kamakostha or Kamakoshtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kāmakoṣṭha (कामकोष्ठ).—Also Kāmagiri. A piṭha sacred to Kāmākṣī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 40. 1; 44. 94.
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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kāma-koṣṭha.—cf. kāma-kkoṭṭam (SITI), a shrine of the goddess Pārvatī as an adjunct of the Śiva temple in the same compound. Note: kāma-koṣṭha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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