Kolhapur, Kolhāpur: 4 definitions


Kolhapur 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.

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Source: archive.org: Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)

Kolhapur or Kolhapura is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Kolhapur.—Out of about 250 temples in this city at present six are well-known, namely, the temples of Ambabai or Mahalakshmi, Vithoba, Temblai, Mahakali, Phirangai or Pratyangiras, and Yallamma. (Bombay Gaz. xxiv. 309-311).

Source: archive.org: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency

Kolhāpur probably corresponds to Tagara or Karavīra.—The antiquity of. Karavīra, or of Kolhāpur, is undeniable; for, numerous Buddhist remains have been found in the immediate neighbourhood, including a large stūpa, at Kolhāpur itself, containing a crystal relic casket the lid of which bears an inscription in pure Aśoka characters of the third century B. C. (see Cave-Temple Inscriptions, p. 39, No. 6).

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Kolhāpur refers to an ancient country situated above the ghaṭs (east of the Ratnāgiri district) that was under the rule of the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1029 A.D.).—The country above the ghaṭs, east of the Ratnāgiri District, comprising the modern districts of Sātārā, Kolhāpur, Miraj, Sānglī, and Belgaon. These three countries were divided into smaller divisions and subdivisions for administrative purposes.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Kolhapur was during the Satavahana dynasty (200 BC) an important region where now artificats (metal images) have been found.—The Satavahanas who ruled in the Deccan and the South had a long reign of about 400 years (circa 200 BC to AD 200). The fine workmanship of the carvers reveals the high standard of efficiency of these craftsmen. The metal images found at Buddham, Amaravati, Kolhapur show the high watermark of metal work in the Satavahana period. The Ikshvakus succeeded the Satavahanas towards the end of the 2nd century AD and they were great patrons of art. The metal work of their period was equally good as their stone carving.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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