Kaushika, aka: Kauśika, Kauśikā; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Kauśika and Kauśikā can be transliterated into English as Kausika or Kaushika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
1a) Kauśika (कौशिक).—A sage who called on dying Bhīṣma.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 9. 7.
1b) Practised varma nārāyaṇātmaka and gave up his body. When Citraratha, the Gandharva crossed on his bones, he fell down to the earth, and on Vālakhilyas’ suggestion, he gathered them and throwing into the Sarasvatī, went away to his home.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 8. 38-40.
1c) A name of Indra.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 64.
1d) A name of Viśvāmitra (Gādhi, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) helped the banished Satyavrata to get a place among the planets out of gratitude for his having helped Gālava during the 12 year famine.
1e) A nāga residing in Tatvalam.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 19.
1f) A pupil of Kṛta.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 53.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 174-5; 193; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 182; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15. 25.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 46. 20.
1h) A sage by tapas of the epoch of Sāvarṇi;1 a sage of Kurukṣetra who had seven sons who, during famine, had their guru's cow killed and after offering it for śrāddha, made a meal themselves; but after five rebirths they attained final beatitude. These five rebirths detailed.2
1i) A son of Vidarbha and father of Cidī.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 36, 38.
1j) A son of Vaiśākhi.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 172.
1k) Adopted son of Vastāvana.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 189.
1l) The kingdom of.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 121. 50.
2) Kauśikā (कौशिका).—The wife of Suhotra and mother of Janhu.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 54.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Kauśika (कौशिक) refers to a variety of prāsāda (upper storey of any building), according to the Mayamata (18.13). In the Śilparatna (32.6), the Kamikāgama (57.8) and the Īśānaśiva (32-70), this variety is known as Kāśika.(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.
India history and geogprahy
Kauśika (कौशिक) or Kośika is the name of a river found in India.—Mr. K. M. Gupta identifies it with modem Kusiyara, a river tothe east of Pañcakhaṇḍa In the Sylhet district. The river Kauśika became so much denudded of its current that it gets the qualifying term śuṣka (dried) prefixed to it.(Source): archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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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Search found 38 books and stories containing Kaushika, Kauśika or Kauśikā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXIV - Maha Kausika Vratas etc < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXXXII - The Sadgati Vratam etc < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXLII - Incarnations of Visnu and the glory of nuptial fidelity of Sita Described < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter IX - Viswamitra’s wrath. and his enraged speech < [Book I - Vairagya khanda (vairagya khanda)]
Chapter VI - Advent of viswamitra to the royal court < [Book I - Vairagya khanda (vairagya khanda)]
Chapter VIII - Dasaratha’s reply to viswamitra < [Book I - Vairagya khanda (vairagya khanda)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 5 - Conclusion (2): Final Note < [Chapter LII - Elimination of the Triple Poison]
Part 1 - The Buddha is omniscient, independent, without a teacher < [Chapter III - General Explanation of Evam Maya Śruta]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 36: Eṇīputra’s history < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 10: Episode of Caṇḍakauśika < [Chapter III - Mahāvīra’s first six years as an ascetic]
Part 9: Various unimportant incarnations < [Chapter I - Previous births of Mahāvīra]
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
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