Kaurusha, Kauruṣa: 1 definition
Kaurusha 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 Kauruṣa can be transliterated into English as Kaurusa or Kaurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
India history and geography
Kauruṣa (कौरुष) or Kauruṣya refers to one of the four disciples of Lakulī (the last incarnation of Maheśvara).—Lakulī had four ascetic pupils, namely, Kuśika, Garga, Mitra and Kauruṣya. The same information is contained in a stone slab inscription, which originally belonged to a temple at Somanātha [= Somnath] in Kathiawad [Kathiyawadi?]. [...] The order and names of his pupils are, however, slightly different in this epigraphic record, being Kuśika, Gārgya, Kauruṣa and Maitreya. [...] The Cintra praśasti, however, tells us one thing more, namely, that these four disciples of Lakulī were the founders of four lines amongst the Pāśupatas.
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Full-text: Kaurushya, Gargya, Kalamukha, Kusika, Garga, Maitreya, Mitra, Lakuli.
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Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
The Spread and Transition of Lakulisa-Pasupata Order < [Chapter 2 - Spread and Transition]
Kalamukhas: The politically organized Saivite ascetics < [Chapter 2 - Spread and Transition]
History of Lakulisa-Pasupata order < [Chapter 1 - The Historical Context]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Doctrine of the Pāśupata-sūtras < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)