Kathakosa, Kathākośa, Kathākosa, Kathakosha: 5 definitions
Kathakosa means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
The Sanskrit term Kathākośa can be transliterated into English as Kathakosa or Kathakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Google Books: Ancient India
Kathākosa—(Jaina epic story) A rich mine of stories some of which have travelled beyond the boundaries of India. It contains the Jaina version of the Nala-Damayantī episode of the Mahābhārata.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Kathākośa (कथाकोश) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—augury, by Vardhamāna Sūri. Bik. 330.
Kathākośa has the following synonyms: Śakunaratnāvalī.
2) Kathākośa (कथाकोश):—by Vardhamāna Sūri. Bik. 330.
Kathākośa has the following synonyms: Śakunaratnāvalī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kathākośa (कथाकोश):—[=kathā-kośa] [from kathā > kath] m. Name of [work]
[Sanskrit to German]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
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