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Kaushika, aka: Kauśika, Kauśikā; 3 Definition(s)

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Kaushika 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 terms Kauśika and Kauśikā can be transliterated into English as Kausika or Kaushika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

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.

1g) A son of Vasudeva and Saivyā (Vaiśāli, vāyu-purāṇa.) adopted by his brother Vṛka,1 born of a Vaiśya wife.2

  • 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

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 9. 32; 145. 93.
  • 2) Ib. 19. 12; Ch. 20.

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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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.

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

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-śāstraVāstuśāstra book cover
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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.

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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 inscriptionsIndia history book cover
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The history and of India includes names of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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